This course meets from 3:05-4:20 PM TTh in Business 39. The textbook will be
Programmer's View of Computer Architecture, by James Goodman
and Karen Miller. It comes with a software package named
which simulates a MIPS RISC computer at the assembly-language level.
If you don't understand or don't like my explanations of things, take a
look at the
University of Wisconsin's page on a similar course, including
homework assignments, exams, and lecture notes from Karen Miller,
one of our textbook authors.
Computer Organization and Assembler Language
is available in LaTeX,
A schedule of lectures tells
what I plan to talk about, and what I expect you to have read, by each
- Homework 1 assigned 11 Sept, due 1 Oct
- Homework 2 assigned 6 Oct, due 15 Oct
- Homework 3 assigned 20 Oct, due 5 Nov
- Homework 4 assigned 10 Nov, due 24 Nov
- Homework 5 assigned 1 Dec, due 15 Dec
By Tuesday, 8 Dec, you should have read through chapter 9 of the
Goodman & Miller textbook, as well as some of man spim and
In addition, please read the
MIPS assembly language examples I've written for you.
Tue Dec 1 12:22:45 EST 1998
Stephen Bloch / firstname.lastname@example.org