09f_cpe431_syllabus - The University of Alabama in...

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville ECE Department CPE 431/531 01 – Introduction to Computer Architecture Course Syllabus Fall 2009 Educational 1) To understand the complex nature of computer performance. Objectives: 2) To implement a pipelined reduced instruction set computer (RISC) architecture. 3) To understand advanced architectural issues such as caching and I/O. 4) To gain a basic understanding of distributed processing. Relationship of In this course the student will have to: Course to g) Be able to communicate effectively. Program i) Recognize the need for, and be able to engage in lifelong learning Outcomes: Have a knowledge of probability and statistics, including applications to computer engineering. Instructor : Dr. Rhonda Gaede, Office: EB 211, Phone: 824-6573, email: gaede@ece.uah.edu Textbook : Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface, John. L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc., 2008, Fourth Edition. Web Page : http://www.ece.uah.edu/~gaede/cpe431 Office Hours : MW 2 PM – 4 PM, TR 9 AM – 10 AM, or by appointment Grading : Homework 15 % Video 10 % Tests(2)* 40 % Final Exam* 30 % Class Attendance 5 % A student may miss up to 4 unexcused classes and still get all 5 attendance points. A student missing 5 unexcused classes or more will lose all 5 attendance points. Any homework assignment done in pen will incur a 25 % penalty.
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