Computer Sciences Dept.

CS 758 Advanced Topics in Computer Architecture

Programming Current and Future Multicore Processors

Fall 2009 Section 1
Instructor David A. Wood and T. A. Matthew D. Allen
URL: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~david/courses/cs758/Fall2009/

Paper Reviews and Class Participation

Students are expected to have completed the assigned readings before attending class and actively participate in discussions. Students are encouraged to form groups to discuss papers before class.

To facilitate great class discussions, students must submit an email review of selected papers by 9:00 am the day of the lecture for which the paper is assigned. Late reviews will not be accepted and the time is based on when the email is received, not sent.

It is possible that this schedule will change somewhat, and, if so, I will send email a few days in advance.

Reviews should be emailed to the me before class (david [at] cs.wisc.edu) with:

  • Subject: 758 Review of Author1 et al.: Title1.

The ASCII body of the message (NOT an attachment; NOT HTML) should be 20 to 40 lines (maximum 3200 characters) with:

  • a short paragraph summarizing the problem attacked or goal of the paper,
  • a short paragraph summarizing the paper's methods (if any) and results, and
  • a short paragraph giving your opinion of what is good and bad about the ideas in the paper.

Reviews will be graded on a scale of Excellent (10 points), Satisfactory (7 points), and Unsatisfactory (3 points). Reviews that are too long will automatically receive an Unsatisfactory grade. We may grade reviews via sampling (i.e., grade all reviews but for only some of the papers).

Students are encouraged to discuss the papers before writing their reviews, but each student must write their own independent review. Reading another student's review prior to submitting your own constitutes academic misconduct.