Asanović, Associate Professor, CS Division, EECS Department
Email: krste at eecs
Office Hours: Mondays 1-3pm, 645 Soda Hall
TA: Rose F. Liu
Email: rfl at eecs
Office Hours: 5-6pm Tuesdays or by appointment, 751 Soda Hall
|5%||Prerequisites quiz (second week of class)|
|15%||Summaries of readings|
|30%||Two, in-class, closed-book midterms|
|40%||Class project (work in twos or threes)|
See also Departmental Grading Guidelines for Graduate Courses.
|J. L. Hennessy and D. A. Patterson, Computer
Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, 4th Edition, Morgan
Kaufmann Publishing Co., Menlo Park, CA. 2006.
ISBN10: 0-12-370490-1 Book/Paperback
Companion Web site: Click Here
|D. A. Patterson and J. L. Hennessy,
and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface, 3rd Edition,
Revised Printing, Morgan Kaufmann Publishing Co., Menlo
Park, CA., June 2007.
ISBN10: 0-12-370606-8 Paperback
Paper readings will be assigned on Thursdays, and will be discussed on Tuesday mornings in class. You will also have to turn in a short 1/2 page summary for each paper, guided by a set of assigned questions.
We encourage you to discuss the textbook and assigned paper readings with your peers and the class staff, but the 1/2 page paper summaries you hand in must be completely your own work.
We will provide a list of course project suggestions and resources within the first few weeks of class. Students are also encouraged to suggest topics that overlap with their research interests. In the second half of the term, we will hold several project meetings with each group to provide advice and to make sure you are making satisfactory progress.
The public presentations will be held in the last week of classes (December 3-7, room and schedule TBD), and the project report is due on Monday December 10.