CS 362 - Hardware Fundamentals:
Computer Architecture and Design


Course description

This course is the second in a three quarter sequence which teaches the fundamentals in computer hardware design. In this quarter, the topics include: design and optimization of finite state machines, design using VHDL, performance measures, machine instructions, basic computer organization and design, and controller implementation.

Teaching staff

Instructor: Dr. Chris Myers

Teaching assistants: Brandon Bachman, Wendy Belluomini, Cameron Christensen, and Eric Mercer

How to get more information

There is no class mailing list. There are too many people in the class. Instead, there is a class newsgroup, which you should read frequently. This will be used to answer most common questions, and to provide any additional information about homeworks. If your questions are not urgent, or would be of interest to the entire class, post them to the newsgroup.

Books

Computer Organization & Design by Patterson &
Hennessy

Meeting Times

Class Lecture 8:50am - 10:45am Tuesday and Thursday Dr. Myers EMCB 105
Office Hours 10:45am - 11:45am Tuesday and Thursday Dr. Myers MEB 4140
Discussion Session #1 5:00pm-6:00pm Tuesday Brandon MEB 2290
Discussion Session #2 8:50am-9:50am Wednesday Eric MEB 2290
Discussion Session #3 2:15pm-3:15pm Wednesday Cameron EMCB 101
Discussion Session #4 5:00pm-6:00pm Wednesday Wendy MEB 2290
TA Hours 1:30-3:30pm Tuesday Wendy CADE Lab
TA Hours 10:00am-12:00am Wednesday Cameron CADE Lab
TA Hours 1:00pm-3:00pm Thursday Eric CADE Lab
TA Hours 3:00pm-5:00pm Thursday Brandon CADE Lab

Homework & Projects

Homework should be turned into EE locker #1. Located in MEB just North-East of the main EE office. Homework will be graded and returned to the EE homework room within one week. There is no provision for turning in late homework or projects. All homework, labs, etc. are assumed to be correctly graded one week after they are returned. If there are any questions on grading, they must be addressed within one week of recieving a graded assignment. After the one week has lapsed, no changes will be consisdered. Please put the name of your discussion section TA on all homework and projects.

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