10/29/14 There will be NO lecture on Monday, Nov. 3 due to Instructor's family emergency circumstances.
10/28/14 Homework #5 is accessible on the homework problems page.   The password is

hw5_345_14

The deadline for Homework #5 is Thursday, Nov. 6th (TA hours).

10/22/14 The midterm 1 exam has been graded. The grades (points) were sent to TA today. The three highest scores were 96, 96, and 82, the lowest three were 12, 13, and 13.

Students with low scores (below 50) are in danger of not passing this course.

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

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).