CSE 230/EEE 230
Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming
organization. Instruction set architecture. Assembly language
programming. Processor organization and design.
Memory organization. Exception/interrupt
Computer Organization and Design,
David Patterson and John Hennesey, Morgan Kaufmann
Objectives and Outcomes
- Students should understand MIPS assembly language, and
write assembly language programs for simple problems, including function
- Students should understand the data representation (2's
complement, single and double precision float point) inside the processor,
and perform arithmetic operations on them.
- Students should understand the working of a
single-cycle, multi-cycle, and pipelined processor. Students should be
able to understand and appreciate more complex architectures.
- Students should understand the importance and impact of
pipelining, as a concept and as applicable to processor architecture.
- Students should understand the concept and the
rationale behind the memory organization, especially caches.
- Students should understand the metrics of performance
and throughput, and quantitatively compare two computers.
- Students should understand how interrupts and
exceptions are handled by the processor.
- CSE 120: Digital Design Fundamentals
- CSE 200: Concepts of Computer Science
Topics Covered in the Course and Approximate Schedule
- MIPS instruction set architecture and assembly language
- Data representation and arithmetic (1 week)
- Performance (1 week)
- Single cycle implementation (3 weeks)
- Multi-cycle implementation (2 week)
- Pipelined implementation (2 week)
- Memory organization (1 week)
- Interrupt and Exception Handling (1 week)
Lectures: 2 hour 30 minutes per