qyes Computer Architecture - CMSC 411, Fall 2011  
University of Maryland

CMSC 411 Computer Architecture, Fall 2011 DRAFT

Current Announcements
  • Expect to receive lots of email from Dr. Hugue, sent to cmsc411-0101-fall2011@coursemail.umd.edu with urgent announcements, lecture clarifications and commentary. Check the CMSC 411 course pages on elms for announcements, TA office hours, and additional resources. All project-related questions will be answered on piazza to ensure all students equal access to the information. In general, the ta will answer questions on piazza, will not email individual students.
  • If you have not receive an invitation to add yourself to the cmsc411 class on piazza, you must sign up to be sure to receive important class and project related notifications.
Latest Project Specification
Course Essentials
  • Lectures (located in CSIC): 
    • MW....3:30-4:45pm CSIC3117   
    • 08/31/2011--12/11/2011;
  • Instructor: Michelle Hugue 
  • Teaching Assistant: Kanthi Kiran Sarpatwar 
    • Email: kanthikATgmail.com 
    • Office: 1112a AV Williams 
    • Hours: M 11:00am--1:00pm, T 10:00am--12:00 noon and by special arrangement 
  • Class accounts: Unix accounts will be on the GRACE ( Glue Research and Academic Computing Environment) cluster. Development tools, such as Eclipse, are available on the cluster; we will grade your projects using the submit server. However, your project will be cone in C. To use the cluster, you will need a TerpConnectn account. If you do not have one, or if you are not sure if you have one, you must request one asap.
  • Book(s): Computer Architecture: A Quantatitive Approach, 4ed by John Hennessy and David Patterson. (Required
  • Major Scheduled Grading Events
    • 2 75 minute Tests: Wednesday october 19, Monday before thanksgiving, 2011 (20% each)
    • Cumulative Final Exam: December 17, 2011 1:30 -- 3:30 (2 hours) (40%)  
    • Project:  
      • One pipeline simulation project, in C. (20%) Firm Due Date: 10/28/2011 11:59PM, (plus 48 hours grace).