The couse text book is Structured Computer Organization by Andrew S.Tanenbaum published by Prentice Hall. You will also need supplementary information on the R2000 processor so you can do yor course. In fact the first six lectures will not use the book that much.
The official printed timetable is correct. Please inform me of any differences between the web-version and the printed version.
I don't really like or even understand the need for PDF, so I'll not produce many PDF files. If you require a postscrpt windows there is a good public domain postscript viewer available from here.
|1||Introduction to the Course||4/9 15:15-17:00||1111|
|2||Computer System Organization Sec. 2.1. and introduction to MIPS assembly language (R2000) Slides Postscript pdf these slids will be used in the next couple of lectures. Warning the postscript it quite inefficient and can take a long time to print.||6/9 10:15-12:00||1111|
|3||More on MIPS assembly||7/9 15:15-17:00||1111|
|4||Stacks and Strings Exercise sheet exersises sheet in postscript||8/9 13:15-15:00||1111|
|5||More on MIPS. Example MIPS program to calculate the factorial of a number fact.s More slideson stacks, remember this code is not desgined efficient but to be correct w.r.t stack use.||12/9 08:15-10:00||1111|
|6||Introduction to Digital Logic. Book section 3.1 Tobias presents laboration 1 Simple example for the SPIM simulator sum.s||13/9 15:15-17:00||1111|
|7||The Digital Logic Level Chapter 3 3.1,3.2,3.3||14/9 10:15-12:00||1311 (obs)|
|8||Representing Numbers A.1-A.5 and every thing you where afraid to ask about floating point numbers but where afraid to ask. Some interesting links on the wierdness of floating point can be found here(B.2) and here or a postscript version here||15/9 13:15-15:00||1111|
|9||The Microarchitecture and Processor organisation 2.1 Level 4.1-4.2||19/9 15:15-17:00||1111|
|10||Microcode 4.3||20/9 10:15-12:00||1111|
|11||Pipelines doing more than one thing at the same time.||22/9 13:15-15:00||1111|
|12||More on pipelines 4.5.3, some material on the R2000 pipeline.||25/9 15:15-17:00||1111|
|13||I/O 2.4,3.6 and 3.7||26/9 No Lecture||1111|
|14||More on I/O the SPIM I/O system additional material to follow||27/9 10:15-12:00||1111|
|15||Revision on Microcode and introduction to Laboration 2||28/9 10:15-12:00 Slides||1111|
|16||Erik Hagersten Talks about Caches Slides||3/10 13:15-15:00||1111|
|17||Erik Hagersten Talks about Virtual Memory||4/10 10:15-12:00||1111|
|18||No Lecture||5/10 10:15-12:00||1111|
|19||Guest lecture on Tramsmeta's Cursoe Chip followed by revision session||6/10 13:15-15:00||1111|