INFORMATICS 2C - Introduction to Computer Systems (Autumn 2014)


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Schedule: Table of scheduled course activities, including lecture notes, slides, coursework, tutorials and labs.
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Lectures: Tue and Fri 15:10-16:00, in Teviot Lecture Theatre (Doorway 5), Medical School Teviot (map). The first lecture is Tuesday 16th September.

Lab Sessions: During scheduled lab sessions, one or more demonstrators will be available to answer questions on labs and coursework. During quiet times, also feel free to ask demonstrators for help on other aspects of the course (e.g lectures, past exam questions).
All lab sessions are in the Appleton Tower 5th floor North Computing Lab (Room 5.04)
From Week 3 (1st Oct) to Thursday Week 10 (21 Nov), the regular lab sessions are In addition, extra sessions are scheduled in the run up to coursework submissions. These will run the weeks beginning 13/10, 20/10, 03/11, 10/11 and 17/11. The times of these lab sessions are:

Tutorials: Each student is allocated to a tutorial group which meets in Weeks 3,5,7 and 9. Students should prepare for tutorials by going over the questions on Tutorial Question Sheets linked to from the Schedule page. Students are also encouraged to email their tutors before each tutorial with any issues they would like to have discussed.

Coursework: Two items of assessed coursework are associated with the course.
  1. MIPS Programming
    Issued: Tue Week 4 (7th Oct), 16:00
    Due: Tue Week 6 (21st Oct), 16:00 Thr Week 6 (23st Oct), 16:00.
  2. Processor Design and Programming in C
    Issued: Fri Week 10 (18th Nov), 16:00
    Due: Fri Week 12 (2nd Dec), 16:00

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