The Computer Architecture Course (ECE568/668) Homepage

Fall 2017 semester

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

No class on Tues. Sept. 26.
Regular class on Thur. Sept 28.
Makeup class on Friday, Sept. 29 at 2:30pm in Marston 132.

  • Midterm I - after lecture 10, (two hours). Fri. Oct. 13, 5:00-7:00pm
    Open (recommended) textbook and lecture notes only. Use of any architecture related software and internet access are not allowed. Material covered: Lectures 1 - 9 (Parts 1 - 4).
    Undergraduate students should note that October 19 is the last day to drop a class with a "W" and select P/F.
  • Midterm II - after lecture 21 (two hours). Fri. Nov. 17, 5:00-7:00pm,
    Open (recommended) course textbook and lecture notes only. Use of any architecture related software and internet access are not allowed. Material covered: Lectures 1 - 19 (focusing mainly on 10 - 19) - Parts 1-11 (focusing mainly on 5 - 11).
  • Final Exam - two hours. Thurs. Dec. 14, 3:30-5:30pm, in ELab II room 119.
    Open (recommended) textbook and lecture notes only (use of any other material, architecture related software and internet access are not allowed). Material covered: All lectures (Parts 1 - 16).
  • Lecture notes (pdf format)
  • ECE 232 lecture notes from 2010 are posted at http://www.ecs.umass.edu/ece/koren/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


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