Computer Systems & Organisation
Welcome to Computer Systems & Organisation.
This course provides you a unique opportunity to build (yes, engineers build stuff!) a microprocessor (central processing unit or CPU) from scratch. CPUs power the digital revolution. You use one everyday and perhaps every minute of your life. Building one is super-exciting and fun! The later half of the course will teach you to program a microprocessor in the C programming language.
Digital Design and Computer Architecture This book from David Harris and Sarah Harris provides a rich bottom-up approach to processor design fundamentals. It begins with an excellent background on combinational and sequential logic fundamentals before implementing the MIPS/ARM ISA.
You can download a copy for free from the ACM Digital Library
Recommended Book on C
Semester 1 2022 Details
|Mode of Delivery:||Dual Delivery|
|Lectures:||Monday (15:30-17:00) and Thursday (11:00-12:30)|
|Location:||Monday (RN Robertson Theatre) and Thursday (Marie Reay 6.02)|
|Lab:||Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday|
|Prerequisites:||Programming as Problem Solving|
|Course Convenor:||Dr. Shoaib Akram|
You should have received an email with instructions for signing up to Piazza, our class forum for this semester. If you have not, please email us. We will use Piazza for all the communication.
Contact the course convenor (Shoaib Akram) for more information.