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.
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 password is hw3_3_15
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).