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Lecture 1: Computer Architecture and Technology Professor H. Shaban Computer Architecture CSC 205
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Today’s Lecture ° Course Objectives, Format, and Grading ° Course Prerequisites and Content ° Introduction to Computer Architecture ° Computer Technology ° Computer Components
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Course Objective ° Course Objective : To give students a clear understanding of the architecture and organization of modern computers, and the cost and performance tradeoffs involved in there design. Technology Programming Languages Operating Systems History Applications Interface Design Evaluation Parallelism Computer Architecture: • Instruction Set Design • Machine Organization • Implementation
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Class Goals ° Show you how to understand modern computer architecture in its rapidly changing form - discuss fundamental ideas, plus real world examples. ° Provide you with an understanding of current and future trends in computer architecture ° Show you how to design by leading you through the process on challenging problems ° Give you exposure to digital design tools ° Make the class informative and enjoyable. So . .. ask questions offer feedback on the course come to lecture and office hours learn from those around you
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Lecture Format ° Lectures presented from Power Point slides & transparencies ° Examples worked on the board ° Copies of slides, homeworks and other information can be downloaded from the course home page at: http://www.cse.lehigh.edu/~mschulte/ece201-02 ° Readings from the book are assigned to complement the lectures. ° Look over the notes and the material from the book before coming to class (not today :). ° Class is designed to be interactive => ask and answer questions. ° Office Hours: T, TH 12:00-1:00 or by appointment, PL 326.
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Gradin g ° Grading for the course is as follows: Homework and Quizzes : 25% Midterm Exam : 20% Class Project : 25% Final Exam : 30% ° Homework Due at the start of class Encouraged to work together, but make sure work is your own For some homeworks, you will be asked to work in teams ° Exams Open book and open note (most likely) Makeup exams given only under extreme circumstances Final is comprehensive ° Projects - Design and simulate a version of the MIPS processor Done in teams of 3 to 4 students Initial Proposal, Status Report, Final Report, Project Demo More details later
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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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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2009 for the course CS 205 taught by Professor H.shaban during the Spring '07 term at Northern Virginia.

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