CS 251 - Computer Organization and Design
Instructor: Stephen Mann
Location: PHYS 313
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Term: Winter 2017

January 3, 2017 - Lecture 1

Introduction

Computer architecture = instruction set architecture + computer organization

  1. Fetch
  2. Decode
  3. Execute
  4. Writeback

On midterm: First three topics

Topics

  1. Digital design: easy; Architecture: hard (Last term MT Median: 87, Final Median: 72)
  2. Conceptually different
  3. Not mechanical

MIPS