The Computer Architecture Course (ECE568) Homepage

Fall 2015 semester

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

First part of the final exam review will be done during the class on Thurs. Dec. 10.
The review will continue on Friday Dec. 11, at 2:30pm in Marcus 106, by the class TA, Wang Xu.
Sample problems for the review are posted here.
Special TA office hours: Mon. Dec. 14 and Wed. Dec. 16 at 2-3 pm by Wang Xu, and Tue. Dec. 15 and Thurs. Dec. 17 at 3-4pm by Francis Moreira.

  • Midterm I - after lecture 10, (two hours). Fri. Oct. 16, 5:00-7:00pm, in Agr. Engineering Bldg room 119.
    Open (recommended) textbook and open 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 22 is the last day to drop a class with a "W."
  • Midterm II - after lecture 21 (two hours). Mon. Nov. 23, 5:00-7:00pm, in Agr. Engineering Bldg room 119.
    Open (recommended) course textbook and open 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. Friday Dec. 18, 3:30-5:30pm, in Hasbrouk Lab Add room 124.
    Open (recommended) textbook, lecture notes and HWs only (use of any other material, architecture related software and internet access are 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


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