There will be
NO lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 18th
because of Instructor's trip to the workshop.
Get yourself prepared for the midterm 2 on Monday Nov. 23rd!
Updated: The ESE345 project presentations will be held in room 246 Light Eng. Building during the first week of December:
Wednesday, Dec. 2nd: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (with a lunch break from 12:30 to 1:30 PM)
Thursday, Dec. 3rd: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (with a lunch break from 12:30 to 1:30 PM)
Friday, Dec. 4th: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM (with a lunch break from 12:30 to 1:30 PM) (for one-student teams)
As a reminder, the rules are:
Every team must communicate with TA to get an available time slot for presentation no later than Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Midterm #2 will take place on
Monday, Nov. 23, at 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM in the classroom.
It will be a CLOSED book/No notes exam.
Do not bring your paper. Please bring a pen, a pencil, an eraser to work on the block diagrams. You may bring a simple, non-programmable calculator.
The exam will cover Chapter 4 through Chapter 5 of the textbook with the emphasis on:
For many students it is crucial to do VERY well in this exam in order to pass the course! Be prepared!
|11/4/15||Homework #6 is accessible on the homework problems
The password is hw6_2015
The deadline for Homework #6 is Tuesday, Nov. 17th (TA hours).
|10/26/15||Due to TA's
trip to California during the second half of this week, TA hours on Thursday, Oct. 29
To compensate for that, TA hours on Tuesday, Nov. 3 will be from 10:00 am to 12:01 PM.
|10/26/15||Homework #5 is accessible on the homework problems
The deadline for Homework #5 is Tuesday, Nov. 3rd (TA hours).
|10/22/15||The midterm 1
exam has been graded; the points were sent to TA today. Three highest
scores are 92, 89, and 86. Three lowest scores are 7, 10, and 15.
You need to get at least 49% of the total points in order to get grade C in this course.
|10/17/15||Due to TA's
participation in the CEWIT2015 conference, TA hours on Tuesday, Oct. 20
To compensate for that, TA hours on Thursday, Oct. 22 will be from 10:00 am to 12:01 PM.
|10/12/15||Homework #4 is accessible on the homework problems
The deadline for Homework #4 is Thursday, Oct. 22nd (TA hours).
You may pick up your graded homeworks 1 & 2 from TA during his TA hours on Thursday.
TA office hours on Tuesday next week are shifted to Monday in order to allow you to pick up all three graded homeworks from him at the TA office from 10:30 to 11:30 am Monday.
First Mid-term Exam
will be on Monday, Oct. 12, 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.
NO cell phones can be present/used during the exam!
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 set * 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!
|9/28/15||Homework #3 is accessible on the homework problems
The deadline for Homework #3 is Thursday, Oct. 8th (TA hours).
|9/14/15||Due to Instructor's family emergency circumstances, there will be no lectures on Monday Sept. 21 and Wednesday Sept. 23.|
|9/3/15||Homework #2 is accessible on the homework problems
The deadline for Homework #2 is Thursday, Sept. 17th (TA hours).
|9/3/15||Reminder: You can find a link to the latest lecture slides on the Syllabus page.|
|8/26/15||Homework #1 is accessible on the homework problems
The deadline for Homework #1 is Thursday, Sept. 3rd (TA hours).
|8/14/15||First lecture will be on Monday Aug. 24, 2015.
If you are registered for the course, please send your e-mail address to TA (Zuoting Chen).