Computer Organization

Spring Semester, 2016

CoSc 425: Syllabus
Instructor: Stan Warford
Office: RAC 112
Office hours: Monday (11:00-11:50), Tuesday (9:00-9:50), Thursday (1:00-1:50), Friday (11:00-11:50), and by appointment.
Email: Message to Warford

A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, Test 1
A9, A10, A11, A12, A13, A14, A15, A16, Test 2
A17, A18, A19, A20, A21, A22, A23, A24, Final
L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L6

Announcements

Downloads

Download Pep/9 CPU.

Download errata page for Computer Systems, Fourth Edition, first printing.
Download lecture slides, Chapter 3 for Computer Systems Fifth Edition.
Download lecture slides, Chapter 8 for Computer Systems Fourth Edition.
Download lecture slides, Chapter 9 for Computer Systems Fourth Edition.
Download lecture slides, Chapter 10 for Computer Systems Fourth Edition.
Download lecture slides, Chapter 11 for Computer Systems Fourth Edition.
Download lecture slides, Chapter 12 for Computer Systems Fifth Edition.

Labs

Friday is lab day in KSC 200.

First day of Lab 1: January 15 (rescheduled for January 22)
First day of Lab 2: January 29
First day of Lab 3: February 12
First day of Lab 4: February 26 (rescheduled for March 11)
First day of Lab 5: March 25
First day of Lab 6: April 8 (rescheduled for April 15)

Download parts list for the labs.
Download data sheet for 7400, 7402, 7404, 7408, 7432, 7447, 7476, 7485, 7486, 74151, 74164, 74176-177, 74181, MAN71A.

Video recording

The materials for this course – including video recordings of all the lectures, the assignments, and the lecture slides – are posted on iTunes U. On an iOS device (iPhone or iPad), this link takes you to the course in the iTunes U app.

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The recordings may be used, reproduced, exhibited or distributed in any medium for any purpose that the University and those acting pursuant to its authority, deem appropriate. The University does hold a traditional copyright for the lecture video recordings.

Intellectual property

You are free to use the material I produce in this course without my explicit permission.
License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)

See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ for license details.

Papers and links

Trowing Computing into Rverse, Michael P. Frank, IEEE Specturm, vol.54, no. 9, pp. 32-37, Sept. 2017.
Out of Bounds, Gerard J. Holzmann, IEEE Software, vol.32, no. 6, pp. 24-26, Nov.-Dec. 2015.
RISC-V home page, A new open-source ISA hardware processor.
RISC-V Offers Simple Modular ISA, David Kanter, The Linley Group Microprocessor Report, March 28, 2016.
The End of (Numeric) Error: An Interview with John L. Gustafson, Walter Tichy, Ubiquity, An ACM Publication, April 2016.
An Energy-Efficient and Massively Parallel Approach to Valid Numbers, John L. Gustafson, Slide presentation on the Unum floating-point format, March 2015.
New CISC Architecture Takes on RISC, Bernard Cole, EE Times, August 2015.
Power Struggles: Revisiting the RISC vs. CISC Debate on Contemporary ARM and x86 Architectures, Emily Blem, Jaikrishnan Menon, and Karthikeyan Sankaralingam, 19th IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture, 2013.
The Battle Between ARM and Intel Gets Real, Rachel Courtland, IEEE Spectrum, May 2012.
The Tyranny of the Clock, Ivan Sutherland, Communications of the ACM, October 2012.
Computing Performance: Game Over or Next Level?, Samuel H. Fuller, Lynette I. Millett, IEEE Computer, January 2011.
RISC vs. CISC in the mobile era, Jon Stokes, Ars Technica, May 18, 2008.

Assignments

Text

Computer Systems, Fourth Edition, J. Stanley Warford, Jones and Bartlett, 2010.

Text rebate

As the author of our text, if you purchase it new I will personally refund on your request 15% of the retail price you paid.

Assignment 1

Due Thursday, January 14
Study Chapter 10.1, 10.2
Chapter 10: Exercises 2, 8, 9(c), 11(a), 15(g, j, m), 16(g, j, m), 17(g, j, m)

Lab 1

First Lab 1 day Friday, January 15 (rescheduled for January 22)
Basic Logic Gates

Assignment 2

Due Thursday, January 21
Chapter 10: Exercises 21(b, d, g, i), 22(b, d, g, i)

Assignment 3

Due Monday, January 25
Study Chapter 10.3
Chapter 10: Exercises 23(a, f), 24(a, f), 25, 27(b, d, g, i), 28(a, f), 31(b, i), 32(b, i)
For 32, use a Karnaugh map to find the minimum of x' and then De Morgan's law to write the OR-AND expression.

Assignment 4

Due Thursday, January 28
Study Chapter 10.4
Chapter 10: Exercises 33(b, c, d), 34(b, c, d), 35(c), 36(c)
For 34, use a Karnaugh map to find the minimum of x' and then De Morgan's law to write the OR-AND expression.

Lab 2

First Lab 2 day Friday, January 29
Combinational Logic Circuits
Lab 1 due

Assignment 5

Due Monday, February 1
Chapter 10: Exercises 41, 43, 46, 47
For Exercise 41, use only the two multiplexers and AND, OR, and INVERT gates.

Assignment 6

Due Thursday, February 4
Study Chapter 11.1
Chapter 10: Exercises 53, 54(c)

Assignment 7

Due Monday, February 8
Chapter 10: Exercises 52(b), 54(g), 55

Assignment 8

Due Thursday, February 11
Chapter 11: Exercises 2, 3

Lab 3

First Lab 3 day Friday, February 12
Sequential Circuits: Flip-flops and Shift Registers
Lab 2 due

Test 1

Monday, February 15
Chapters 10, 11.1 through The Master-Slave SR Flip-Flop, Labs 1, 2

Assignment 9

Due Thursday, February 18
Study Chapter 11.2
Chapter 11: Exercises 5, 7, 8(d, f, h)
For Exercises 7 and 8, design a minimum AND-OR circuit, show the design table and Karnaugh map, and draw the non-abbreviated circuit with the flip-flop.

Assignment 10

Due Monday, February 22
Chapter 11: Exercises 10, 11

Assignment 11

Due Thursday, February 25
Study Chapter 11.3
Chapter 11: Exercises 13(b), 14(a)

Lab 4

First Lab 4 day Friday, February 26 (rescheduled for March 11)
A Combined Combinational-Sequential System
Lab L3 due

Assignment 12

Due Monday, March 7
Chapter 11: Exercise 18

Assignment 13

Due Thursday, March 10
Chapter 11: Exercises 19, 20, 21

Notice

Monday, March 14 is the last day to withdraw with a grade of W.

Assignment 14

Due Monday, March 14
Study Fifth edition Chapter 12.1
No written exercises.

Assignment 15

Due Thursday, March 17
Chapter 11: Exercises 22, 23
Fifth edition Chapter 12: Exercise 2

Assignment 16

Due Monday, March 21

Fifth edition Chapter 12: Exercises 3, 4
Fifth edition Chapter 12: Problem 28
For Problem 28, use the "Copy to Microcode" button in the Help system to copy the unit test, which you must include unchanged in every microprogram.
Document your code with name, date, and assignment, which you must include in every microprogram.
Combine cycles as much as possible, which you must do for every microprogram.
Name your file xxProb1228.pepcpu where xx is your assigned two-digit number for this course.
Note the upper-case P.
Submit your assignment on Courses.

Test 2

Thursday, March 24

Lab 5

First Lab 5 day Friday, March 25
Variable Modulus Decade Counter with Display
Lab 4 due

Assignment 17

Due Monday, March 28
Start working on Assignment 18.

Assignment 18

Due Thursday, March 31
Fifth edition Chapter 12: Problem 29(e)
Fifth edition Chapter 12: Problem 29(f)
Fifth edition Chapter 12: Problem 30
Name your files xxProb1229e.pepcpu, xxProb1229f.pepcpu, and xxProb1230.pepcpu where xx is your assigned two-digit number for this course.
Note the upper-case P.

Assignment 19

Due Monday, April 4
Study fifth edition Chapter 12.2
Fifth edition Chapter 12: Problem 32(e)
Fifth edition Chapter 12: Problem 33(d)
Name your files xxProb1232e.pepcpu and xxProb1233d.pepcpu where xx is your assigned two-digit number for this course.
Note the upper-case P.

Assignment 20

Due Thursday, April 7
Fifth edition Chapter 12: Problem 35(e)
Fifth edition Chapter 12: Problem 36(d)
Report the percentage savings in the number of cycles in the documentation of the microprogram. Name your files xxProb1235e.pepcpu and xxProb1236d.pepcpu where xx is your assigned two-digit number for this course.
Note the upper-case P.

Lab 6

First Lab 6 day Friday, April 8 (rescheduled for April 15)
Arithmetic Logic Unit
Lab 5 due

Assignment 21

Due Monday, April 11
Study fifth edition Chapter 12.3, 12.4
Fifth edition Chapter 12: Exercises 6, 7, 8, 11

Assignment 22

Due Thursday, April 14
Fifth edition Chapter 12: Exercises 14, 15, 16

Notice

Friday, April 15 is the last day to withdraw with a grade of WP/WF.

Assignment 23

Due Monday, April 18
Study fifth edition Chapter 3.5
Extra credit, study Chapter 9.4, 9.5
Fifth edition Chapter 12: Exercises 17(a), 18, 20

Assignment 24

Due Thursday, April 21
Fifth edition Chapter 12: Exercises 22, 25
Fifth edition Chapter 3: Exercises 50, 51, 52(a, b, c), 53(a, b, c)
Here is a worksheet for Exercise 12.22.
Extra credit
Chapter 9: Exercises 12, 13, 15, 16

Final

Monday, April 25, 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Cumulative, but with emphasis on material after Test 2.