INF2C Computer Systems 2013-14: Schedule of Course Activities

The abbreviations used in the Reading column are:
Wk Date Lecture Topic Reading Tutorial Lab Coursework
1
Tue 16 Sep Introduction: the Big Picture
(Slides, Notes)
P&H 1      
Fri 19 Sep Data Representation
(Slides, Notes)
P&H 2/e: 4.1-4.4, 4.8 (up to FP add)
P&H 3/e: 3.1-3.3, 3.6 (up to FP add)
P&H 4/e: 2.4, 3.1,3.2, 3.5 (up to FP add)
2
Tue 23 Sep MIPS instructions and programming 1
(Slides, Notes)
P&H 2/e: 3.1-3.8, A.1-6, A.9. (A3,4,6,9 non examinable)
P&H 3/e: 2.1-2.9, A.1-6, A.9. (A3,4,6,9 non examinable)
P&H 4/e: 2.1-2.8, B.1-6, B.9. (B3,4,6,7,9 non examinable)
     
Fri 26 Sep NO LECTURE  
3
Tue 30 Sep MIPS instructions and programming 2 As previous lecture Tutorial 1 Lab 1: MIPS programming and the MARS IDE
Fri 3 Oct C programming language - Part 1
(Slides, Notes)
K&R 2/e for reference
J. Maassen's C for Java programmers
S. Simpson's Learning C from Java
I. Gupta's C for Java programmers
I. Kennedy'sTop tips to help the Java programmer code in C
4
Tue 7 Oct C programming language - Part 2
(Slides, Notes from previous lecture)
As previous lecture     Coursework 1: MIPS Programming
Fri 10 Oct C programming language - Part 3
Coursework 1 introduction
For C - see links above
For coursework - see Lab 1 web page and Coursework 1 handout
5
Tue 14 Oct Logic design
(Slides, Notes)
P&H 2/e: B1-3 (up to ROMs), B5 (up to SRAMs), B6
P&H 3/e (on CD): B1-3 (up to ROMs), B8 (up to Verilog), B10
P&H 4/e (on CD): C1-3 (up to ROMs), C7, C8 (up to Verilog), C10
Tutorial 2    
Fri 17 Oct NO LECTURE  
6
Tue 21 Oct Processor design - single cycle
(Slides, Notes)
P&H 2/e: 5.1-5.3
P&H 3/e: 5.1-5.4
P&H 4/e: 4.1-4.4  
   
Fri 24 Oct Processor design - multicycle
(Slides, Notes)
P&H 2/e: 2.1-2.3, 5.4
P&H 3/e: 4.2, 5.5
P&H 4/e: 1.4 for CPU performance. See 2/e and 3/e for multi-cycle design (available on Learn).
7
Tue 28 Oct Processor design - pipelining
(Slides, Notes)
P&H 2/e: 6.1
P&H 3/e: 6.1
P&H 4/e: 4.5
Tutorial 3    
Fri 31 Oct Exceptions and Processor Management
(Slides, Notes)
P&H 2/e: 5.6, A.7
P&H 3/e: 5.6, A.7
P&H 4/e: 4.9, B.7
S&G 5/e: 2.5.1, 4.1-4.3
S&G 8/e: 1.6, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2
8
Tue 4 Nov Memory Hierarchy and Caches
(Slides, Notes)
P&H 2/e: 7.1, 7.2
P&H 3/e: 7.1, 7.2
P&H 4/e: 5.1, 5.2
  Lab 2: SystemC Basics Coursework 2: Processor Design and Programming in C
Fri 7 Nov Virtual Memory
(Slides, Notes)
P&H 2/e: 7.4
P&H 3/e: 7.4
P&H 4/e: 5.4
9
Tue 11 Nov Coursework 2 Presentation See Lab 2 web page and Coursework 2 handout Tutorial 4  
Fri 14 Nov NO LECTURE  
10
Tue 18 Nov I/O and Peripherals
(Slides, Notes)
P&H 2/e: 8.1, 8.3, 8.5
P&H 3/e: 8.1, 8.2, 8.4, 8.5
P&H 4/e: 6.1, 6.3, 6.5, 6.6
   
Fri 21 Nov Multicores and multiprocessors
(No slides. Non-examinable.)
TBD


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