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CS552: Introduction to Computer Architecture - Spring 2009

Spring 2009
Instructor: Karu Sankaralingam; URL: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~karu
Email: karu@cs.wisc.edu Include 552 in subject line
Meeting time: CS 1221 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM, TR
Office hours: M 12:30-1:30pm, W 1-2pm, Th 3:45-5:00, Walkin any time door open
TA: Somayeh Sardashti (CS 1309, Office hours: Tu 4:00-5:00, Th 5:00-6:00, and F 3:00-4:00 )
Course URL: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~karu/courses/cs552/spring2009/wiki
Mailing list: compsci552-1-s09@lists.wisc.edu

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Computer architecture is the science and art of selecting and interconnecting hardware components to create a computer that meets functional, performance and cost goals. In this course, students will learn how to completely design a correct single processor computer, including processor datapath, processor control, memory systems, and I/O. We will learn that no magic is required to make a computer work.

CS/ECE 552 serves students two ways. First, for those who will continue in computer architecture, it lays foundation of detailed implementation experience necessary to make meaningful the quantitative tradeoffs found in CS/ECE 752 and 757. Second, for those students not continuing in computer architecture, it unifies concepts introduced in CS/ECE 352 and 354 and solidifies an intuition about why hardware is as it is.

I will teach the ONLY section of 552 2:30-3:45 Tuesday and Thursdays in 1221 CS.

The required text is:

David A. Patterson and John L. Hennessy, Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware and Software Interface Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Third Edition. ISBN: 978-0123706065. NOTE: Some of the assigned readings will be from the CD included with the book

The course will be similar to 552 from Spring 2008 and David Wood's 552 from Spring 2006.

Prerequisites

ECE/CS 352 and CS/ECE 354;
co-req: CS 367
Email me for questions about prereq.


Learn@UW links for this course.

I am using some parts of the Learn@UW system. You can view your grades and use the discussion board. Go to Learn@UW.


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