10/19/14 Homework #4 is accessible on the homework problems page.   The password is

hw4_14

The deadline for Homework #4 is Tuesday, Oct. 28th (TA hours).

10/08/14 The ESE345 project description is posted on the course website and accessible through "Project" link there. Choose your partner, if any, and start working on it!
10/06/14 First Mid-term Exam will be on Monday, Oct. 13, 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM

It will be a Closed-books, No-notes exam.  Do NOT bring any paper. A photocopy of the original "Green card" with MIPS instructions from the textbook will be provided to you by the Instructor. Bring an eraser, pens, and pencils. You may bring a small, non-programmable, no-memory calculator.  

The exam will cover Chapter 1 through Chapter 3 of the textbook with the emphasis on:

* CPU performance equations and Amdahl's law * MIPS instruction se * MIPS programming in machine (not pseudo-!) instructions * Functions and procedures * Big endian and little endian addressing * Binary arithmetic (full/half 1-bit adder, ripple carry adder, carry look ahead adder, binary multiplication (combinational and sequential) * Booth signed multiplication algorithm * The last version of the sequential divide algorithm * Floating point arithmetic (decimal to binary conversion w/o calculators, IEEE 754 FP single and double formats, FP add and multiply, rounding with guard, round, and sticky bits) *

Good luck with the exam!

9/24/14 Homework #3 is accessible on the homework problems page. 

The deadline for Homework #3 is Tuesday, Oct. 7th (TA hours).

9/8/14 Homework #2 is accessible on the homework problems page. 

The deadline for Homework #2 is Thursday, Sept. 16th (TA hours).

8/27/14 Homework #1 is accessible on the homework problems page. 

The deadline for Homework #1 is Thursday, Sept. 4th (TA hours).

8/20/14 First lecture will be on Monday Aug. 25, 2014.
If you are registered for the course, please send your e-mail address to TA (Zuoting Chen).