CS 572 Micro Architecture
MW 2pm - 3:15pm, ENS-106
San Deigo State University
Instructor: Dr. Tao Xie
Office: GMCS 535, Phone: 619-594-2014, Email: email@example.com
Office hours: Monday and Wednesday 11 am - noon; or by appointment
Grader: Chinmay Kulkarni, Chinmay Kulkarni, GMCS 557, lab hours: Monday&Wednesday 4 pm ~ 5 pm
General Information | Announcements | Syllabus | Assignments | Lectures
This course aims to introduce many issues and challenges involved in designing and implementing modern computer systems. Since application developers definitely benefit from understanding how computer systems work, we will be focusing on the architecture and implementation of von Neumann computer systems. Understanding the interdependence of architectural and implementation decisions is of help to the development of applications where performance is a critical issue. Specific objectives of this course include:
Topics (These topics may change.)
Prerequisite: CS 370 Computer Architecture and knowledge of the C programming language.
Office Hours: Dr. Xie will have office hours on Monday and Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm in his office (GMCS 535). To get the most out of office hours, it is recommended to email us in advance.
Final Exam 20%
Class Participation 5%
Written Assignments 15%
Lab Assignments 30%
Letter grades will be awarded based on the following scale.
A >= 90 A- >= 86 B+ >= 82 B >= 78 B- >= 74 C+ >= 70 C >= 66 C- >= 62 D+ >= 58 D >= 54 D- >= 50 F < 50
Students are expected to read the appropriate sections of the book before each lecture.
There will be three written assignments and three
laboratory assignments. The lab assignment solutions will be submitted in C or
Late assignments will NOT be accepted without prior arrangement.
Technical Journals: IEEE Transactions on Computers, ACM Transactions on Computer Systems