V22.0436 - Computer Architecture - Spring 1999

Basic Information

Instructor:

Ralph Grishman
office: 715 Broadway, Room 703
office hour: Tues 3:30 - 4:30
phone: 998-3497
email: grishman@cs.nyu.edu

Textbook:

Hennessy and Patterson, Computer Organization and Design, second edition
(Morgan Kaufmann, 1998)

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, students can consult last year's lectures)

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://cs.nyu.edu/courses/spring99/V22.0436-001/