CSCE 312 Computer Organization Course Administration Dr. Rabi N Mahapatra email@example.com Department of Computer Science & Engineering, 520B HR Bright, 979-845-5787 http://courses.cs.tamu.edu/rabi/CPSC312/
CSCE 312: Computer Organization • Class Schedule • Lectures TR 5:30 pm - 06:45 pm HRBB124Labs RDMC 111C • Section 501: T 02:20 PM – 04:00 PM • Section 502: R 02:20 PM – 04:00 PM • Section 503: M 10:20 AM – 12:00 PM • Section 504: F 10:20 AM – 12:00 PM • Instructor: Dr. Rabi Mahapatra • Office: HRBB 520B • Teaching Assts: Jerry Yiu (Sections 501, 502) firstname.lastname@example.org D. Dang (Sections 503, 504) email@example.com • Office: HRBB 514 A , Office Hours: M, T, R, F 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, and by appointment via e-mail
CSCE 312: Computer Organization • Books Digital Design, Frank David, 2nd Ed., Wiley, 2010. Computer Systems: A Programmer’s Perspective, Randal Bryant and David O’Hallaron, 2nd Ed.,Prentice Hall, 2011. • Reference: The C Programming Language, 2nd Ed. (ANSI C version) or later, Kernighan & Ritchie, Prentice Hall, will be helpful in learning the operating system and programming environment.
Course Overview The computer science goals of this course are to introduce the fundamental organization and structure of computer systems. Topics include: 1. Computer systems (overview) 2. Data representation 3. Digital system Design 4. Machine language 5. Processor architecture 6. Memory hierarchy 7. Virtual memory 8. System level I/O
Programmer Perspective • Traditional Computer Organization courses are presented with a bottom-up approach. • We will be taking a top-down approach, which reflects a “programmer’s perspective” of the way computer’s work.
Prerequisites • CPSC 221 • Mastery of data structures including list, stack, and queue • Familiarity with recursion • Some knowledge on complexity analysis
Grading • Home work: 15% • Labs: 20% • Quizzes: 25% • Test: 25% • Project: 15% Note: No Midterm Exam
Assignments • Homework will be assigned on bi-weekly • Assignments will be a mix of individual and team assignments, which will include programming exercises and problems from your text. • Assignments will be due at the beginning of the class or as per the instructions. • Assignments will be submitted as instructed
Programming • Computing platform: Linux • Simulation platform: Logisim • Programming language: • C and Y86 Assembly • Program correctness is assumed…
Quizzes • 4-5 quizzes will be given and no midterm • 15 - 25 minutes in length. • Format: -Brief explanation of concepts based on the reading assignment for pending lecture -Questions on material already discussed in class.
Homework • Late home work will have penalty @25% every 24 hours • Genuine difficulties must be discussed with instructor and TA • Do not cut classes to do your home work
Earning grade in this course • Planning to get an “A” grade • Attend all classes, -Do home work, -Read book, -involved in the class • How to get grade “D”? • Do not read assignments, -Miss classes, -Do not be attentive or avoid taking notes in the class, no labs and project engagements.
Summary • Read syllabus on how to conduct in the course • We shall study this course from a programmer’s perspective but wont ignore the basics on logics • A lot of work in the class • Happy learning!!