1187721867 - Why this course? Obvious reasons Computer...

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Computer Organization CDA 3103 (EEL 3801) Dr. Hassan Foroosh Dept. of Computer Science UCF © Copyright Hassan Foroosh 2004 Why this course? ± Obvious reasons ± Course is “required”, prerequisite for CDA 4150 (and EELXXXX). ± Implementation basis for all modern computing systems ± Designing large systems from small components. ± Describe the basics of what a computer is. ± More important reasons ± Offers interesting counterpoint to software design; useful in generally furthering our understanding of computation Today ± Course Style, Philosophy and Structure ± Intro to Computer Architecture Objectives ± This is a course in Computer Design and at the end of the course, students should understand how modern computer systems work how to design a computer & how design decisions affect cost and performance. how to measure performance
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Course Administration ± Instructor: Dr. H. Foroosh ± TA’s: Hongliang Gao and Nazim Ashraf ± WWW: http://webct.ucf.edu ± Text: Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface, Third Edition , Patterson and Hennessy ± Q: Need 3rd Edition? yes! >> some differences in exercises, examples, ... Admin ± Syllabus is online (WebCT). ± Lecture notes: Available on WebCT ± Course email account: ± Will use Electronic Community http://ecommunity.ucf.edu Assignments ± These will be posted on the Web site each week. ± Assignments must be handed in during the
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