The Computer Architecture Course (ECE568) Homepage

Fall 2014 semester

Instructor: Prof. Israel Koren, Email: koren 'at' ecs.umass.edu

Special Mid Term I exam review by Nithesh (class TA) on Friday, Oct. 10 at 2:30-4:00pm in Marcus 106 - see the questions to be covered, below.
Special TA office hour on Tues. Oct. 14 at TBD.

  • Midterm I - after lecture 11, (two hours). Tue. Oct. 14, 5:00-7:00pm.
    Open (recommended) textbook and open lecture notes only. Use of the web-based or any other architecture related software is not allowed. Material covered: Lectures 1 - 11 (Parts 1 - 6).
    Undergraduate students should note that Thursday, October 16 is the last day to drop a class with a "W."
  • Midterm II - after lecture 21 (two hours). Mon. Nov. 17, 5:00-7:00pm.
    Open (recommended) course textbook and open lecture notes only. Use of the web-based or any other architecture related software is not allowed. Material covered: Lectures 1 - 20 (focusing mainly on 11 - 20) - Parts 1-12.
  • Final Exam - two hours, Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 1:00-3:00pm in Marcus 106.
    Open (recommended) textbook, lecture notes and HWs only (use of any other material, the web-based or any other architecture related software is not allowed). Material covered: All lectures (Parts 1 - 17 except 15).
  • Lecture notes (pdf format)
  • ECE 232 lecture notes from 2010 are posted at http://www.ecs.umass.edu/ece/ece232/ (select Lectures on the left).

    WinDLX Information

    Computer Architecture Educational Tools
    (Cache demonstrator, Pipeline Reservation Table analyzer and more)

    Technical papers (Copyright Note):

    Additional Resources for the recommended textbook (select "Resources"and then "Companion Material").

    The Computer Architecture Home Page.

    Additional Links


    Created by Prof. Israel Koren, koren 'at' ecs.umass.edu