Computer Sciences Dept.

CS/ECE 552 Introduction to Computer Architecture Spring 2010 Section 1
Instructor David A. Wood and T. A. Tony Nowatzki
URL: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~david/courses/cs552/S10/


Assignments may require the review of material that is touched upon, but not covered in depth in class. Assignments will not be weighted equally. The approximate weights of each assignment will be specified when the assignment is handed out, but may be adjusted to account for unexpected difficulty. Assignments will be due IN CLASS on the due date. Assignments late by less than one day lose 25%. Assignments later than one day will not be graded, except under special circumstances (e.g., major illness, with doctor's documentation). Special arrangments due to academic and non-academic conflicts must be discussed with the instructor at least one week before the assignment is due.

Homework Due Dates, Assignments (& Solutions)

    Due Wednesday, Jan 27:  Homework #0 regarding student info and prerequisite.
    Due Monday, Feb 8:  Homework #1 Logic design review
    Due Wednesday, Feb 17:  Homework #2 Advanced logic design
    Due Wednesday, Mar 3:  Homework #3 Pipelining
    Due Wednesday, Mar 17:  Homework #4 Advanced pipelining and memory systems
    Due Wednesday, Apr 7:  Homework #5 Advanced memory systems
    Due Wednesday, Apr 28:  Homework #6 Potpourri

How to Turn in Homework

First add this line to your shell configuration file:


export PATH=$PATH:/s/handin/bin


set path = ($path /s/handin/bin)

Then turn in a homework like this: handin -c cs552-1 -a <assignment_name> -d <directory>


  • <assignment_name> is the name of the assignment. This will be something like hw1, hw2 etc...
  • <directory> is the path to the directory where all your files are located.

handin will go through the specified directory and hand in all the necessary files.

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