Please note that the first lecture is on Friday Oct 31 at 08:15 (and nothing else...)
Computer Architecture A Quantitative Approach Hennessy/Pattersson Morgan Kaufmann 4th edition.
There are two lab assignments that all partitipants have to complete before a hard deadline.
If you are following the DVP version of the course you'll also have to write a
"Microporcessor Report" paper about a specific computer system and/or CPU chip or do an
extra Microbenchmark lab on your own
Thera are three (optional) hand-in assignments : Memory, CPU, Multiprocessors. You will get extra credit (8p) on the exam for each hand-in that is completed [with a reasonable accury] before the announced hard deadlines. You can also complete extra assignments during the two labs and earn extra credits (4 + 4p)
If you complete all of theses optional assignments, you will be guaranteed 32p out of 64p. 32p is needed for passing. The credits are "valid" for this years ordinary exam and the following exams at Easter and August but will expire thereafter.
Written exam at the end of the course. No books are allowed.