CSE 240A -- Principles in Computer Architecture
Instructor: Dean Tullsen
Final March 14 7-10.
Professor Tullsen's extra office hours M 9:30-11.
I will give you a cheat sheet attached to the final. It will consist
of the following:
(1) the table "Subset of the Instructions in MIPS64" from the
inside back cover.
(2) the table "Events on Every Pipe Stage of the MIPS Pipeline"
(3) Figure 2.27.
and Project Assignments
Basic Course Information:
Instructor: Dean Tullsen
tullsen at cs dot ucsd dot edu
office hours: W 10, Th 11
TA: Matt DeVuyst
mdevuyst at cs dot ucsd dot edu
office hours, M 4, W 4 at EBU-1 6307B
Meeting times and place:
lecture: Tu Th 5:00-6:20
Hennessy & Patterson, "Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach",
Third Edition, Morgan Kaufmann
Other recommended reading
Assignments will be of two types:
traditional homeworks, e.g., problems from the book, typically with 1-week
small projects, typically involving simulation and analysis tools
Once it is set up, the class mailing list will be used for announcements,
etc. All students will be held responsible for announcements and information
that go out over the class mailing list. Make sure you are on it. Go here
to subscribe to the list.
II. Computer System Performance
III. Instruction Set Architecture
V. Instruction-Level Parallelism
VI. The Memory/Cache Hierarchy
VII. Parallel Machines
The grade for 240 will be based on homeworks, one midterm, and a final,
as follows (this is subject to change, but only with plenty of notice):
homeworks and projects: 30%
subjective influences like class participation will have an impact in the
The final will be inclusive of all course material.
Late assignments are not encouraged. Late assignments will receive partial
credit -- they may or may not be graded. We will make every effort to return
assignments to you in a timely manner -- limiting your ability to turn
things in late is, unfortunately, critical to that goal.
You have the right of appeal for grading on all tests; however, an appeal
(except for scoring errors) covers the entire test, and may result in an
unfavorable judgment on another problem. You have one week from the time
the midterms are returned to make appeals, including addition errors on
your score. Check it over carefully when you get it.
There is no appeal on homeworks, except for addition errors. No single
problem will have a significant impact on your grade.
I hope cheating isn't an issue for a graduate class. If it is, severe consequences