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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 am to 12:00 pm

Teaching Assistants

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

Joseph Girotti
Office Hours:
Monday 3:00 P.M. -- 5:00 P.M.

Aparna Sasidharan
Office Hours:
Monday 1:00 P.M. -- 3:00 P.M.

Dwight Guth
Office Hours:
Tuesday 5:30 P.M. -- 7:30 P.M.

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 19

These are the cutoffs:
A-Range: 84
B-Range: 76
C-Range: 64
D-Range: 52
Less than 50 Failed.

I first did the curves. Then, added upto 4% based on the i-clicker correct column. As a result, some students
in the boundaries managed to go up one grade level.

Dec 12

There will be no office hours today, but

Mr. Girotti will have office hours Tuesday from 3:00pm-5:00pm in the TA office.

Aparna will have extra office hours on Wednesday December 14th from 1.00pm to 3.00pm in the TA office.

Dec 6

Maria will have extra office hours on Thursday December 8th from 1:15 to 2:15 in 4308, Siebel Center.

Mr. Girotti will have extra office hours on Thursday December 8th from 2:15 to 3:15 in the TA Office.

Aparna will have extra office hours on Wednesday December 14th from 1.00pm to 3.00pm in the TA office.

FINAL CONFLICTS!

You may are eligible to take the conflict exam if you have an exam the same day and time or if you have 3 or more exams in 24 hours.  Contact ta231@cs.uiuc.edu as soon as possible.  You can find all your exam times and dates by going here:  http://www.fms.uiuc.edu/FinalExams/subject.aspx

Dec 5
There will not be quizzes this week.

Notice that HW10 is due Wednesday Dec 7 at 5:00 pm (it will be accepted on Thursday with a 20% penalty).
HW11 is due on Friday December 9 at 5:00 pm (We will NOT accept any hw after this date).

Nov 30

Homework 10 has been posted. It is due on December 7th, 5.00pm.

Nov 15
Statistics for midterm2 are here

Nov 14
Final exam: Thursday December 15th from 8:00 am to 11: am.

Nov 11

The Midterm 2 solution can be found Solutions.

Nov 7

Patrick Simmons is no longer a TA for this class. Thus, there will not be office hours on Tuesday November 8th.
We are working on finding a new TA that can have office hours on Tuesdays. So, please check the
website next week to find out the new office hours schedule.

There is no change for today's office hours.

Oct 31

Office hours tomorrow (November 1) will be from 2:30 - 3:20.

Oct 31

Homework 7 has been updated with a few addition. Download the updated version from the website.

Midterm 2 will take place on Monday November 7th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The midterm 2 will cover the material from Addition and Multiplication
up to and including Counters. Registers and RAM from this week WILL NOT be on midterm 2.

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

You will be split up into 2 rooms as follows:

Students with last names A - J: SIEBL (Siebel Center), room 1404.
Students with last names K - Z: AH (Altgeld Hall), room 314.

You must bring a photo ID to the exam.

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 8 and 9, so that we can set up a time for a conflict exam.

Oct 26

Homework 7 has been posted. It is due on Wednesday, November 2nd at 5pm

Oct 19

Homework 6 has been posted. It is due on Wednesday, October 26th at 5 pm.

Oct 11
Grades for midterm 1 have been posted. You can find some statistics here .
You can pick up your exams during office hours.
The solution of the exam can be found here.

Oct 10
Patrick has to cancel office hours for tomorrow Tuesday October 11. If you need assistance, Maria will hold office
hours tomorrow Tuesday October 11 from 2:30 to 3:30 in her office (4308 in Siebel Center) – Sorry for the late notice.

Oct 5
There is no quiz today.
Homework 4 has been posted.

Sept 27

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.

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

Midterm 1 will be held on Monday October 3, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
You will be split up into 3 rooms as follows:

  • Students with last names A - F: TB (Transportation Building), room 103.
  • Students with last names G - Me: EDUC (Education Building), room 2.
  • Students with last names Mi - Z: HUFF (Huff Hall), room 112.

You must bring a photo ID to the exam.

Sept 22

Homework #3 has been posted and is due Wednesday, September 28th at 5pm. Homework #3 requires you to work on LogicWorks. A brief introduction to the tool will be provided during the review session on Friday. Please verify that your EWS accounts are working and that you are able to use the software. In case of any issues, let us know before the end of this week by sending an e-mail to ta231@cs.uiuc.edu

Sept 20

Midterm 1 will be held on Monday October 3, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 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 4 and 5, so we may set up a time for a conflict exam.

Sept 9
Homework #2 has been posted and is due Wednesday, September 21st at 5pm. Notice that some of the questions in homework #2 refer to material that will be covered during the lectures of the week September 12 - 16.

Aug 31

Homework #1 has been posted and is due Wednesday, September 7th at 5pm.

Aug 24

Notice that there will not be a review session this week. The first review session will take place on Friday September 2nd.
There will be a quizz posted today. The deadline for the quizz will be Friday August 26th at 10:00 am.
There is no homework for this week. We will post the first homework next Wednesday (August 31st) and will be due on the Wednesday after (September 7th).

If you would like to take a proficiency exam for this class, and you have not contacted the instructor yet, please
send an email to garzaran at uiuc.edu ASAP.

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 22.

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