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Lecture 1 - Intro and Ch 1 - ECE565: Computer Architecture...

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1 ECE565: Computer Architecture Instructor: Vijay S. Pai Lecture TA: None Fall 2011 Course administration: via Blackboard ECE 565, Fal 2011 (2) Acknowledgements and Disclaimer •Slides developed by Amir Roth of University of Pennsylvania with sources that included University of Wisconsin slides by Mark Hill, Guri Sohi, Jim Smith, and David Wood. •Slides enhanced by Milo Martin, Mark Hill, and David Wood with sources that included Profs. Asanovic, Falsafi, Hoe, Lipasti, Shen, Smith, Sohi, Vijaykumar, and Wood ECE 565, Fal 2011 (3) Performance of Computers • A joke begins: " If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving twenty-five dollar cars that got 1000mi/gal ."
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2 ECE 565, Fal 2011 (4) Performance of Computers • Punchline goes: " Yes, but would you want your car to crash twice a day ?“ • Let us deconstruct the joke – Performance is great, unmatched in other fields • Hardware more reliable (so far) – Reliability/interoperability issues • Mostly software related • Bottomline: Computer designers rule! ECE 565, Fal 2011 (5) Outline • Administrivia – Grading • Very brief introduction – What is architecture? ECE 565, Fal 2011 (6) Administrivia • Instructor: Prof. Vijay S. Pai – 324B EE Building, 496 6610, vpai@purdue.edu – Administrative Assistant: • Nicky Danaher EE326B – Office hours: TBA or by appointment • TA: None • Text book – Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach – Hennessy and Patterson, Fourth Edition
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3 ECE 565, Fal 2011 (7) Administrative • Communication/Administration: WebCT – Questions on lectures, labs, homeworks, solutions – Important announcements – Grades • Confidential and/or individual correspondence -- email ECE 565, Fal 2011 (8) Homeworks • Combination of written homeworks and programming assignments • Must work/submit individually (on Blackboard) – Some demos in-person • Late submissions get zero credit ECE 565, Fal 2011 (9) Grading • 30% lab, 10 % homework, 25% midterm, 35% final – See blackboard for “Exceptional circumstances” policy • Part of homework grade will be used to incentivize – Attendance at visitor talks – Course feedback • Curve based, Based on data-clusters
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4 What is Computer Architecture? “Computer Architecture is the science and art of selecting and interconnecting hardware components to create computers that meet functional, performance and cost goals.” - WWW Computer Architecture Page • An analogy to architecture of buildings… ECE 565, Fal 2011 10 ECE 565, Fal 2011 11 What is Computer Architecture? Plans The role of a building architect: Materials Steel Concrete Brick Wood Glass Goals Function Cost Safety Ease of Construction Energy Efficiency Fast Build Time Aesthetics Buildings Houses Offices Apartments Stadiums Museums Design Construction ECE 565, Fal 2011 12 What is Computer Architecture? Plans
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