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Spring2008 - CSC 320 COMPUTER ORGANIZATION SPRING SEMESTER...

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CSC 320 COMPUTER ORGANIZATION SPRING SEMESTER 2008 Instructor: Dr. Gene Simmons FCE 10 Phone: 460-6390 G simmons@usouthal.edu Text: Computer Organization and Design , 3 rd Edition, by John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson. We will endeavor to cover selected topics from the first eight chapters and Appendix A of the text. Appendix A is located on the disc accompanying the text. Plans include covering some material on transistors, computer history along with a general discussion of Computer Architecture from notes which will be supplied to you, followed by Chapters One and Two including Appendix A, followed by Chapters Three through Eight. You should go ahead and install the SPIM simulator from the disc accompanying the text. Materials for this course on the share drive are located in simmons/csc320 directory. All assignments and notes used in this class will also be on the share drive. Prerequisites: Students should have completed CIS 228, Digital Logic, with a grade of C or better. If you have not met this requirement, please see me after class. Course Description: This course is an introduction to computer organization, covering system components down to the register level. System performance, machine instructions, addressing modes, internal representation of instructions and data, computer arithmetic, general assembly and linking concepts, datapath design, interrupts, and processor organization will be covered. Assignments using an assembly language and simulator for a reduced instruction set computer (RISC) will be used to demonstrate concepts covered. Course Objectives:
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