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CS 231: Computer Architecture I

Lectures: Monday, Wednesday, 10:00am - 10:50am, 1404SC; Discussion Section: Friday, 10:00am - 10:50am, 1404SC


Instructor

Maria Garzaran
E-mail: garzaran@illinois.edu
Webpage: http://polaris.cs.uiuc.edu/~garzaran
Office: 4308 SC
Office Hours:
Mondays 11:00 - 12:00

Teaching Assistants

TA Office: 0212 SC
Email: ta231@cs.uiuc.edu

Zachary Estrada
Office Hours:
Tuesday 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Atanu Khan
Office Hours:
Not Available

Tengfei Mu
Office Hours:
Monday 1:00pm - 3:00pm

We will also take questions
at 11:00 am on Fridays in
TA Office: 0212 SC

Textbook

Logic and Computer Design Fundamentals, 4th Editionby M. Morris Mano and Charles R. Kime.
Published by Prentice-Hall, 2008.
ISBN: 0-13-600158-0

Announcements

Dec 17

We exported the grades from Mallard and we will do the curves as explained in the syllabus,  so do not even pay attention to Mallard. The final was a little bit harder than the midterms. The average is 67.77 and the median is 70.00. 

Dec 15

HW11 grades are now posted in Mallard

Dec 13

There were some problems with the iclicker grades that should have been fixed now.

If you attended all the lectures you should have a 5 (if you missed 3 lectures you still have 5). After that, I have pro-rated based on the number of lectures where you came and voted (if you missed 4, I counted as only missing 1).

We will shortly (later today) add another entry into mallard that would be extra credit. This will be counted after doing the curves and takes into account how many times you selected the right answer. The maximum value that you can have here if all your answers were correct is 4 (only two students have a 4 for that entry). Notice that if you missed classes and i-clicker was used, it is not possible to get the maximum of 4 (it is very difficult to take that into account since each class has a different number of questions).

I have received a couple of emails from students that apparently came to class and have a 0 value in i-clicker. Send me an email with your i-clicker number if you are in that situation and I will check it. Notice that if you did not register your i-clicker I cannot get your points, as there is no way for me to match your id with your i-clicker number.

Dec 8

The final exam will be held on Monday night, December 13 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
You will be split up into 2 rooms as follows:

Students with last names beginning with A - N SIEBL (Siebel Center), room 1404.
Students with last names beginning with O - Z EVRT (Everitt Lab), room 269.

You must bring a photo ID to the exam.

The reference sheet that we will provide for the final can be found here.

Dec 7

Zak will be holding extra office hours on Sunday, December 12 from 4:00PM until 6:00PM

Dec 7

Maria will hold extra office hours on Thursday from 9:00 to 10:00 and on Monday from 10:00 to 12:00. We will shortly announce the times for the extra office hours on Sunday.

Dec 6

There is no Mallard quiz today.

Dec 6

Tengfei's today TA office hour will move to Wednesday (8thDec) 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

Dec 2

HW11 will be accepted on Friday (10Dec2010) at 5:00PM with no penalty. We cannot accept submissions after that as we need to post solutions to aid in studying for the final.

Dec 1

HW11 is now posted on the Assignments page.

Dec 1
The final exam has been scheduled for Monday December 13 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. If you have a conflict, please send an email to ta231 at cs.uiuc.edu before December 8th.

Nov 29

HW10 is now posted on the Assignments page.

Nov 28

Office Hours: Tengfei Mu will hold office hour on Monday 1:00pm - 3:00pm during the following weeks. Zak's office hours stays the same. Atanu's Office Hour will not be available during the following weeks.

Nov 17

HW9 is now posted on the Assignments page.

Nov 14

Grades for midterm 2 are up in Mallard. Swing by TA office hours if you would like to pick up your exam.

Nov 12

The solutions for the Midterm 2 are now posted on the Assignments page.

Nov 10

HW8 is now posted on the Assignments page.

Nov 10

There will be no Mallard quiz posted today, as there wasn't much quizzable material covered in the lecture. This means that there is no quiz due Friday, November 12th.

Nov 7

I have now posted the annotated review slides from Friday's review. I apologize for the delay. -Zak

Nov 5

I posted the review 9 slides under the lecture section. Unfortunately, I am travelling and will not be able to post the annotated version until Sunday evening. Sorry for any inconvenience -Zak

Nov 4

All those who requested a conflict exam for midterm 2 should have received an email with details. If you did not, please send an email to ta231@cs.uiuc.edu immediately. Also include the reason for needing a conflict exam.

Nov 1

HW5 grades are entered in Mallard and graded papers are available for pickup in the TA office.

Oct 29

Midterm Exam 2 will be held on Monday night, November 8, from 7:00 to 9:00pm.
You will be split up into 2 rooms as follows:
Students with last name beginning with A - N will meet in SIEBL 1404
Students with last name beginning with O - Z will meet in DCL 1310
You must bring a photo ID to the exam.

The reference sheet that we will provide for midterm 2 can be found here.

Midterm 2 will cover from Addition, Multiplication until Counters. Registers and RAM memory WILL NOT be on Midterm 2. Notice that although we will not test specifically the material covered in Midterm 1, knowledge of that material is necessary for this midterm.

If you have a time-conflict, please let us know by sending an e-mail to ta231@cs.uiuc.edu. Notice that to have a conflict you must have a verifiable reason. Also include your schedule for November 9 and 10 so we may set up a time for a conflict exam.
Oct 27

HW7 is now posted on the Assignments page.

Oct 22

Homeworks submitted anywhere else but in the Siebel basement drop box will not considered for grading. We found some homeworks dropped in the plastic shelves by the TA office ( SC 212) entrance. This is not acceptable. From next time on, such homeworks will NOT be graded.

Oct 20

HW6 is now posted on the Assignments page.

Oct 18

HW4 grades are entered in Mallard and graded papers are available for pickup in the TA office.

Oct 17

Maria needs to cancel office hours on Monday October 18th. She will hold office hours on Wednesday after class or you can send me an email to set up an appointment at a different time.

Oct 15

HW3 grades is out on Mallard

Oct 14

The solutions for the fourth homework assignment are now posted on the Assignments page.

Oct 13

HW5 is now posted on the Assignments page.

Oct 11

The statistics for midterm 1 is posted.

Oct 10

The solutions for the Midterm 1 are now posted on the Assignments page.

Oct 10

Midterm 1 has been graded and the grades were input in Mallard. If you would like to receive your graded paper back, please stop by TA office hours in 212.

Oct 06

HW4 is now posted on the Assignments page.

Oct 01

HW2 has been graded and the grades were input in Mallard. If you would like to receive your graded paper back, please stop by TA office hours in 212.

Sep 30

The solutions for the third homework assignment are now posted on the Assignments page.

Sep 28

The solutions for the second homework assignment are now posted on the Assignments page.

Sep 27
Midterm Exam 1 will be held on Monday night, October 4, from 7:00 to 9:00pm.
The exam, however, will not be held in Siebel Center; instead you will have to go to DKH (David Kinley Hall), room 114 

Midterm1 will cover from the beginning of the semester up to and including Multiplexers. Addition, Multiplication, and Subtraction from this week WILL NOT be on Midterm 1.

If you have a time-conflict, please let us know by sending an e-mail to ta231@cs.uiuc.edu. Notice that to have a conflict you must have a verifiable reason. Also include your schedule for October 5th and 6th so we may set up a time for a conflict exam.

The reference sheet that will be provided to you on the exam is posted here.

Sep 22
HW3 is now posted on the Assignments page.

Sep 18
HW1 has been graded and the grades were input in Mallard last Monday. If you would like to receive your graded paper back, please stop by TA office hours in 212.

Sep 17
The slides from the review session have been posted in the lecture section. Some of the annotations were lost.
If it would be helpful to have them, please email Zak and he can find another way to get the solutions up.

Sep 14
If you would like to see something specific covered in the Review section, please email ta231@cs.uiuc.edu by Wednesday at 23:59 and the TA preparing the discussion will try to include it.

Sep 13

The second homework assignment is now posted on the Assignments page.

Sep 10

The solutions for the first homework assignment are now posted on the Assignments page.

Sep 08
Office hours have been posted in the bar on the left. Notice that on Fridays we will answer questions at 11:00 am (right after the review session) in the TA office (Siebel 0212).

Sep 07

I have posted annotated version of the slides for Lectures 3 and 4. They contain the solutions for the i-clicker questions. See in Lecture and Schedule section.

Sep 04

Notes from Review Session 1 have been posted on the Lecture and Schedule section.

Sep 03

Problem 1 (j) of Homework 1 has been canceled. Finding the correct answer would involve finding the roots of a 3rd order polynomial, which is outside the scope of this course. You can find a corrected version on the Assignments page.

Sep 01

Since next Monday (Sep 06) is a holiday, Atanu will hold his office hours this Friday (Sep 03) from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Review Sessions will start this Friday (Sep 03).

Aug 31

The first homework assignment is now posted on the Assignments page.

Aug 25

If you are interested on taking a proficiency exam, please send an email to the instructor. We will be offering one in the beginning of the next week.

Aug 24

We will not have review session this Friday. Similarly, the first homework will be posted next Wednesday September 1st. So, enjoy the first week of classes.

Aug 16

Welcome to CS 231. We will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 to 10:50 for the main lecture and on Fridays from 10:00 to 10:50 for the weekly discussion/review sessions. Both the main lecture and review session will be held in 1404. Please contact ta231@cs.uiuc.edu if you have any questions.

The first day of class for CS 231 will be Monday, August 23.

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