V22.0436 - Computer Architecture - Fall 2010

Tuesday & Thursday 3:30 - 4:45
101 Warren Weaver Hall

Instructor:

Ralph Grishman
office: 715 Broadway, Room 703
office hour: Thursday 2:00 - 3:00
phone: 998-3497
email: grishman@cs.nyu.edu

Textbook:

Patterson and Hennessy, Computer Organization and Design, fourth edition (Morgan Kaufmann, 2008)

Lectures:

can be accessed through the course schedule

(pages for individual lectures will be added over the course of the semester;
to see what's coming, consult  my 2009 lectures)

Assignments:

Mailing List:

Please sign up for the class mailing list at http://www.cs.nyu.edu/mailman/listinfo/v22_0436_001_fa10
The list will be useful for questions and announcements about the assignments.

Grading:

Course goals:

philosophical: understand how a computer can be built from basic components (switches)

practical: understand how the constant quest for higher performance is affecting architecture development

Web page:

http://www.cs.nyu.edu/courses/fall10/V22.0436-001/