ENEE 350: Computer Systems Organization
ANNOUNCEMENT: EXAM1 ON OCT 17TH IN CLASS
ANNOUNCEMENT: EXAM2 ON NOV 21 WEDNESDAY IN CLASS
CLOSED NOTES; GREEN SHEET OF MIPS INSTRUCTIONS ALLOWED
Due to Low Student Signup, the Project is Cancelled
Instructor: Dr Ankur Srivastava
2317 A.V. Williams Building
301 405 0434, firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: M,W, F: 12:00pm to
Instructor: Dr Ankur Srivastava,
2317 A.V. Williams Building
Office Hours: M,W 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Text Book: Computer Organization and Design: The
Hardware Software Interface: D.A. Patterson and J.L. Hennessey
Class Url: http://www.ece.umd.edu/class/enee350-2.F2007
Homework and Projects: 15 %
2 Midterms OR 1 Midterm 1 Project: 25% Each
End Term: 35%
- All exams
will be closed book, closed notes, no calculators or PDAs, and please turn off
the cell phones.
- There will
NOT be any make-up midterm exams. If you have to miss a Mid-Term, then you
must get Dr Srivastava’s permission at-least 2 days before the exam. In that
case your other midterm will be counted twice. If you do not take permission
then you get a 0. If you miss both Mid Terms with Dr Srivastava’s permission,
you will be graded out of your finals. You get a 0 if no permission is taken
at least 2 days in advance. In case you have to miss the finals (with Dr
Srivastava’s permission) then you will need to retake the exam again unless a
different strategy is put in place after discussion with the instructor.
contact Dr Srivastava within 1 week of the date of return if you contest your
score in the mid-term. No changes will be made after this period.
final exam schedule before enrolling for the course. Professor Charles
Silio is offering another section.
- If any exam
(especially the final exam) is scheduled on a religious holiday that
you are compelled to observe and you must make arrangement to take the exam on
a different date, please see Dr Srivastava about making these arrangements
dishonesty will not be tolerated including but not limited to cheating,
fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, and plagiarism. Academic
dishonesty in this class includes outright copying on homework; however,
discussing homework problems and exchanging tips is permissible and also
encouraged. If there are any take-home exams, discussing the material with
anyone, inside or outside of the class, is considered academic dishonesty.
Instances of academic dishonesty will be referred to Office of Judicial
Homework and Projects
- There will be several
homeworks. Homework assignments will be posted on the course webpage and
announced in the lecture, normally at least one week before the due
date. Homework will be collected in class or recitations on the due date
and the graded homework will be returned to you in the recitation
- Late homework will not
be accepted. If you must miss a lecture where a homework assignment is
due, it is your responsibility to find a reliable person to turn your
homework in for you or submit it to Dr. Srivastava or your recitation
TA before the due date.
- Both effort and correctness
will be counted when your homework is graded. It is important that you do the
homework problems in the same order as they are assigned.
- If you dispute your score
on any homework, you have to contact your recitation TA within one week from
the date that your homework is officially returned (normally in
recitation). If the matter remains unsettled, you have one more week to
bring the issue to Dr. Srivastava with a written request.
- Make sure that you include
the following information on the first page of your homework: full name,
student ID, and your recitation section number (on the upper right
corner). Failure to do so will result in late grading of your
homework, and you may consequently miss the one-week period to dispute your
- It is acceptable, and you
are encouraged, to discuss homework problems with others, but you have to
prepare the final write-up by yourself. Both copying homework and
allowing others to copy your homework will be considered as academic
dishonesty (see above in the last item in the Exam section).
- Some homeworks in this
course will be programming assignments. The submission instructions for these
will be appropriately elaborated in the homework document.
Broad Course Topics (subject to change)
MIPS Instruction Set Architecture
Processor Datapath and Control
Cache and Virtual Memory
TA: Dominic Forte email@example.com
Questions and Comments: firstname.lastname@example.org