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Lecture1A - Welcome to ECE/CSE 201! Spring 2009 Lecture 1...

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Welcome to ECE/CSE 201! Spring 2009 Lecture 1 Introduction
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Today ± ± Introduction and survey ± Computer systems are components: datapath, memory, input devices, output devices, and control. ± Computer Architecture includes design of ISA and MO ± Levels of abstraction: interface & implementation are useful to manage designs. ± Processor performance increases rapidly, but speeds of memory and I/O have not kept pace.
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Announcements ± Blackboard up and running, and course syllabus and notes for the first lecture posted ± Reading assignments: 1.1-1.3
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Course Information ± Instructor : Professor Zhiyuan Yan, 406A Packard Lab, 758-3415, E- mail: yan@lehigh.edu , Office Hours: after class or by appointment ± TA : Thomas Salter ( ths308@lehigh.edu , office hour: Wednesdays, 4-5pm, Rm. 607, Packard Lab) and Sirandou Semega ( scs307@lehigh.edu , office hour: Mondays, 5-6pm, Rm. 607, Packard Lab) ± Course Objectives : ± Basic design, or architecture, of computing hardware. ± Focus on instruction set architecture (ISA) level and the microarchitecture level. ± examine the level above the instruction set and the level below the microarchitecture
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Prerequisites ± The course prerequisite is ECE 33, or the equivalent. ± You are expected to be familiar with: ± Boolean algebra ± Binary number systems ± 2’s complement arithmetic ± Combinational circuits (e.g., AND/OR gates) ± Sequential circuits (e.g. registers) ± Assembly language programming ± If you do not have the above prerequisites, please talk to me after class.
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Course Materials ± Primary Textbook: Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface, 4th edition (Patterson and Hannessey) ± Lectures will not follow the book directly ± Will recommend readings that cover the topics from each lecture ± Supplementary Materials: ± Computer Architecture books ± Harold S. Stone, High-Performance Computer Architecture, 3rd edition, Addison Wesley, 1993 ± Andrew Tanenbaum, Structured Computer Organization, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall, 1999 ± P. J. Ashenden, The Student’s Guide to VHDL, Morgan Kaufmann, 1996
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Course Web Site ± Web site: Blackboard ( http://bb.lehigh.edu/) ± Lecture notes, handouts, assignments etc ± Announcements ± Course website is already up, and course syllabus and slides for this lecture is posted. ± Lecture notes will be posted the day before each lecture, but you are strongly encouraged to attend the lectures.
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Structure and Exams ± Two In-class Tests and one Final ± 75% of final grade (25% each) ± Exams I+II: February 17 and March 19 ± Final Exam – TBD ± If you can’t make any of the tests, let me know at least 48 hours in advance, and an oral exam is given
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