CS 154 Computer Architecture

CS 154 Computer Architecture

Winter Term 2018
Department of Computer Science
University of California Santa Barbara
http://koclab.cs.ucsb.edu/teaching/cs154

Course Information

  • Instructor: Professor Koç         → Koç is pronounced as "Coach"  

  • Class Schedule : Monday, Wednesday 12:30-1:45pm
  • Classroom: PSYCH 1902
  • Koç's Office Hours: Tuesday 3:00-5:00pm   Office: HFH 1119

  • Teaching Assistants:
    William Eiers (weiers@cs.ucsb.edu)
    Shannon Wang (shuyang@cs.ucsb.edu)

  • Lab: GIRV 2115 and 2116
  • Lab Schedule and TAs:
    Tuesday 5:00pm-5:50pm (both TAs attend)
    Tuesday 6:00pm-6:50pm (both TAs attend)

  • Teaching Assistant Office: Trailer 936 Room 104
  • Teaching Assistants' Office Hours:
    William: Monday 2:00-4:00pm
    Shannon: Wednesday 2:00-4:00pm

  • Course material is in the folder docx.  
  • Join the Piazza page for cs154-related discussions.  
  • Check the class web site and the Piazza page once a day.

  • The grades: cs154.htm   (The Code is your PERM number mod 98773)

Midterm and Final Exam Dates

The Midterm Exam will be in class on Monday, February 26  
The Final Exam will be in class at 12:00-3:00pm on Tuesday March 20  

Homework Assignments

We will have 4 Homework Assignments.
The HW Assignments are due Fridays at 12pm on even weeks.  
The paper copy of the homework assignments are to be delivered to the "cs154 - Koç" homework box in the CS Mail Room (HFH 2108). An electronic copy (Text, MS Word or PDF) can be submitted via the Dropbox link (see below). You could also scan/pdf your handwritten work; however, do not submit (low-resolution or small) phone-camera images. No late homework is accepted.
  • Homework Assignment 01:   hw01.html - Due 12pm Friday February 2

Lab Assignments

We will have 4 Labs.
The Lab Reports are due Fridays at 12pm on odd weeks  
The paper copy of the ab reportsmework assignments are to be delivered to the "cs154 - Koç" homework box in the CS Mail Room (HFH 2108). An electronic copy (Text, MS Word or PDF) can be submitted via the Dropbox link (see below). You could also scan/pdf your handwritten work; however, do not submit (low-resolution or small) phone-camera images. No late lab report is accepted.
  • Lab Assignment 01:   lab01.pdf - Lab Days: January 16 and 23
    Report Due 12pm Friday January 26

Weekly Course Plan

We will cover Chapters 1-5 of the Textbook.
The weekly plan is as follows:
  • Week01: Chapter 1, Sections 1-6 (Computer Abstractions and Technology)
  • Week02: Chapter 1, Sections 7-12
    Chapter 1 will be skipped. Just read it.

  • Week03: Chapter 2, Sections 1-13 (Instructions: Language of the Computer)
  • Week04: Chapter 2, Sections 14-21
  • Week05: Chapter 3, Sections 1-4 (Arithmetic for Computers)
  • Week06: Chapter 3, Sections 5-11
  • Week07: Chapter 4, Sections 1-8 (The Processor)
  • Week08: Chapter 4, Sections 9-16
  • Week09: Chapter 5, Sections 1-7 (Large and Fast: Exploiting Memory Hierarchy)
  • Week10: Chapter 4, Sections 8-17

Textbook

  • D. A. Patterson and J. L. Hennessy. Computer Organization and Design, 5th Edition, Morgan Kaufmann/Elsevier, 2014. Google Books Site
  • Book Companion Materials
  • Additional course material is in the folder docx.

Grading Rules

  • Lab Assignments: 25 %
  • Homework Assignments: 25 %
  • Midterm: 20 %
  • Final: 30 %

Catalog Specification

Introduction to the architecture of computer systems. Topics include: central processing units, memory systems, channels and controllers, peripheral devices, interrupt systems, software versus hardware tradeoffs.

Prerequisite Rules

Prerequisite: Computer Science 32 and Computer Science 64
Not open for credit to students who have received credit for ECE 154, ECE 154A or ECE 154B

Academic Integrity at UCSB  


Dr. Çetin Kaya Koç