The Computer Architecture Course (ECE568) Homepage
Fall 2014 semester
Prof. Israel Koren,
Email: koren 'at' ecs.umass.edu
No class on Tues. Sept. 23rd.
Makeup class on Friday, Sept. 26 at 2:30pm in Marcus 106.
Midterm I - after lecture 11, (two hours).
Tue. Oct. 14, 5:00-7:00pm.
- Course Outline
- Recommended book: D.A. Patterson and J.L. Hennessy, Computer
Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, 5th edition,
- Chapters covered: 1, 2, 3, 4 and Appendices B, C, D, G.
- OWL quizzes
Select "University of Massachusetts at Amherst", "Electrical and
If you registered late, access OWL through the link in
- Quiz 1 - due Sept. 17.
- Quiz 2 - due Sept. 27.
- TA Information
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
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").
Architecture Home Page.
Created by Prof. Israel Koren, koren 'at' ecs.umass.edu