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EEM 486 EEM 486: Computer Architecture Lecture 1 Course Introduction and the Five Components of a Computer
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Lec 1.2 Course Information Instructor: Atakan Do an ğ ( atdogan @anadolu .edu .tr ) Office Hours: Anytime Materials: http://home.anadolu.edu.tr/~atdogan Text: Patterson and Hennessy, Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface, 3rd Edition.
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Lec 1.3 Gradi ng Grading Midterm I: 25% (XX% Course + YY% Project) • Midterm II: 25% (XX% Course + YY% Project) Homeworks 10% Final: 40% (XX% Course + YY% Project) HW policy : return in 1 week; no late HW; no cheating Grading Guidelines AA: 90-100 Others: 40-90 FF: 0-40
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Lec 1.4 What You Need to Know Logic design (EEM 232) Logical equations, schematic diagrams, components Basic machine structure (EEM 333) Processor, memory, I/O Read and write in an assembly language (EEM 336)
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Lec 1.5 Introduction This course is all about how computers work But what do we mean by a computer? Different types: desktop, servers, embedded devices Different uses: automobiles, graphics, finance, genomics… Different manufacturers: Intel, Apple, IBM, Microsoft, Sun… Different underlying technologies and different costs! Analogy: Consider a course on “automotive vehicles” Many similarities from vehicle to vehicle (e.g., wheels) Huge differences from vehicle to vehicle (e.g., gas vs. electric) Best way to learn: Focus on a specific instance and learn how it works While learning general principles and historical perspective
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Lec 1.6 Why learn this stuff ? You want to call yourself a “computer scientist” You want to build software that people use (need performance) You need to make a purchasing decision or offer “expert” advice Both Hardware and Software affect performance:
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2008 for the course ENGINEERIN 486 taught by Professor Atakan during the Spring '08 term at Allen University.

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