CMPS 2083 - Computer Organization

Fall semester 2004

Instructor: Dr. Nelson L. Passos
Office: Bolin Science Hall 126B
Office phone: 397-4129
E-mail: nelson.passos@mwsu.edu
Office Hours: MW  1:00 - 3:00 pm
R       9:00 - 12:00 am
Class Hours:

TR    3:00 - BO 320

   


Course Description:

Study of the functions and logical relationships of digital computer components, including the central processing unit, different levels of memory, control signals, bus systems, data channels, and input/output devices. Also discussed are memory addressing techniques, data representation and more advanced topics as pipelined, superscalar, and RISC processors.

 

Text book:
Computer Organization and Architecture, by William Stallings (6th edition).

Lecture Notes:

CMPS 2084-01 part 1

CMPS 2084-01 part 2

Tools:

Simulator

Agenda:

August     September     October     November     December     Grading

August



Aug 31- Binary and hexadecimal numbers


September



Sep 2- Hardware, software, models - an overview
Sep 6- Labor Day
Sep 7- Computer evolution
Sep 9- The IAS computer
Sep 14- IAS Assembly language
Sep 16-

Machine language

Assignment # 1
Sep 21- Execution cycle/interrupts
Sep 23- Bus systems
Assignment # 2
Sep 28- Arbitration
Sep 30- Computer memory, types, organization
Assignment # 3


October



Oct 5- Error correction
Oct 7- Cache memory concepts
Assignment # 4
Oct 12- Cache memory concepts- Mapping functions
Oct 14- Replacement algorithms
Oct 19- Review
Oct 21- Test # 1
Oct 26- External memory - disks, RAID
Oct 28- Optical memory, CDROM, WORM, Tape


November



Nov 2- Input/Output
Nov 4- I/O channels
Nov 9- SCSI
Nov 11- Operating system support
Assignment # 5
Nov 16- Scheduling/Memory mgmt
Nov 18- Partitions
Assignment # 6
Nov 23- Test # 2
Nov 24- Thanksgiving Holidays
Nov 25- Thanksgiving Holidays
Nov 30- Test review


December



Dec 2- Paging, virtual memory
Dec 7- Paging, virtual memory
Dec 9- Pentium memory mgmt
Dec 16- Finals (4:45 pm)


Grading



Tests and Final: 20 % (each)
Assignments: 20 %
Project: 15 %
Class Participation: 5 %


E-mail address:

nelson.passos@mwsu.edu

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