CISC 6200: Computer Elements and Architecture

General information

Faculty: Dr. A. G. Werschulz

Office hours:

Class meetings: Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., in Room 914.

Class email list: arch-grad STRUDEL (Note that STRUDEL is a thinly-disguised @, to thwart the amount of spam that your instructor receives in his guise of list manager). This can be used for both announcements and discussion.

Text and Readings

Patterson and Hennessy, Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface, Fourth Edition, Revised Printing (Morgan Kaufmann, 2012).

Page xvii of the text provides two paths through the book; one focuses on software, whereas the other focuses on hardware.. We'll be following the software path. Moreover, the author provides several "levels of importance" for each path. Bowing to the exigencies of time, I will cover the "read carefully" material in class; if time permits, we'll cover the "review or read" material. We will not be covering any of the material on the CD-ROM.

This means that we will be covering the following (with "all" meaning all material in the text, but no material in the CD-ROM):

This text has a CD-ROM with additional information. Although this CD-ROM works fine under MacOS and Windows, it doesn't work properly under Fedora 16 Linux. As a public service (and with the kind permission of the publisher), I am providing you with the contents of the the CD-ROM on this website.

The book has a few errors, which are listed in the book's errata sheet. If you find more, let me know.



Additional Remarks

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