Inf3 Computer Architecture - 2016-17
- Assignment 1 is out. Due Monday, Feb 20, 4pm.
- First lecture is Monday, 16th January 2016 at 10:00 in David Hume Tower Lecture Theatres, lecture hall C.
Lectures: Mondays (David Hume Tower LT, lecture hall C) and Thursdays
(Appleton Tower, lecture theatre 3), 10:00 - 10:50am.
Hennessy and Patterson Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach (5th edition)
4th edition is also acceptable.
You are strongly advised
to obtain a copy of the textbook as
there are no printed lecture notes for this module
There will be two programming assignments, which (in total) will contribute 25% of the overall mark for this course.
- Assignment 1:
In this assignment, which will contribute 12.5% of your overall mark, you will
simulate various branch predictors using the Pin tool.
Out 6-2-2017; Due 20-2-2017
- Assignment 2
In this assignment, which will contribute 12.5% of your overall mark,
you will implement several data prefetchers using the Pin tool.
Out 6-3-2017 Due 20-3-2017 (tentative dates)
Late coursework submissions are not accepted barring exceptional circumstances. Coursework submitted after the set deadline will receive a mark of 0. See the Informatics' late coursework policy
There is zero tolerance for any form of academic misconduct
. See the Informatics'
Academic Misconduct Policy
Additional information and useful resources:
- Formative Feedback: Formative feedback for the CAR course will be provided through oral feedback provided during tutorials.
- Course Descriptor: Here
you can find assessment information, a link to a timetable covering
tutorials and lectures, and other useful info.
- Past exam papers: You can find past papers in the
ITO past papers repository.
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