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ECE 864 - Advanced Computer Design

Winter 2007

Class: M-W-F: 3:30-4:18pm   Location: DL 713
Office Hours: M-W-F 4:30-5:20 or by appointment   Location: DL 316 & 3172B Graves Hall

Text Book: "Parallel Computer Architecture: A Hardware/Software Approach" by David E. Culler, Jaswinder Pal Singh, Morgan Kaufmann, 1999.

Additional References:
“Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach” by John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson, 4th Ed, Morgan Kaufmann, 2006.

“Principles and Practices of Interconnection Networks” by William J. Dally and Brian Towles, Morgan Kaufmann, 2004.

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Date

Topic

Reference

2 Jan 3, 5 Introduction to Computer Architecture & Trends Notes from H&P
2 Jan 8, 10, 12 Review of Pipeline, Memory Hierarchy, ILP Notes from H&P
1 Jan 17 Parallel Architectures: What is it? Why? Culler 1
1 Jan 19 Evolution & Fundamental Design Issues Culler 1
2 Jan 22, 24 Perspective on Parallel Programming Culler 2
2 Jan 26, 29 Programming for Performance Culler 3
3 Jan 31, Feb 2, 5 Shared Memory Multiprocessors Culler 5
2 Feb 7, 9 Paper presentations/discussions  
3 Feb 12, 14,16 Snoop-based Multiprocessors Culler 6
1 Feb 19 TRIPS processor by Justin Teller  
3 Feb 21, 23, 26 Interconnection Networks: Introduction & Topology Culler 10.1-3
Dally 1-2
2 Feb 28, Mar 2, 5 Interconnection Networks: Routing Culler 10.4-6,
Dally 3-6,8-11
2 Mar 7, 9 Term project presentations  

No Class on Jan 15th: Martin Luther King Day

Grading:
Class participation 5%
Homework        15%
Paper Presentation and discussion 10%
Final 35%
Term Project 35%

Homework is due at the beginning of class on the due date.

Use Carmen to access lecture notes, homeworks, and grades.

©2006 Umit Catalyurek. Last Update: July 20th, 2006