Computer Organization and Architecture -- CS 429 -- Announcement


       Unique Numbers:  52873, 52875, 52880, 52885
   Class Room Numbers:  WEL 3.502
           Class Days:  Monday, Wednesday
           Class Time:  14:00 pm -- 15:50 pm

     Laboratory Times:  52873:  Monday,  9:00 -- 10:50, JES A218A
                        52875:  Friday,  9:00 -- 10:50, UTC 4.110
                        52880:  Friday, 11:00 -- 12:50, UTC 4.102
                        52885:  Friday, 14:00 -- 15:50, WEL 3.402

       Class Textbook:  Computer Systems, A Programmer's Perspective, 2nd Edition
     Textbook Authors:  Randal E. Bryant and David O'Hallaron
        Textbook ISBN:  0-13-610804-0

           Instructor:  Warren A. Hunt, Jr.
    Instructor E-mail:
      Office Location:  Main 2014

         Office Hours:  Mondays, Wednesdays:  4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
                        Tuesdays, Thursdays:  5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Office Hours Location:  Painter Linux Laboratory (5th floor, Painter Hall)

  Teaching Assistants:  Islam Beltagy, Syed Akbar Mehdi, Vijay Talluru
            TA E-mail:,,
     TA Announcements:  Use

This course is devoted to computer system organizations and architectures. The course involves the study of computer architecture by the study of a simplified X86-like computer architecture. We will make great use of the material in "Computer Systems, A Programmer's Perspective", as well as some material specifically developed for this course.

In addition to being a UTCS undergraduate student, the prerequisites for this class include the successful completion of the CS312 (Introduction to Programming), CS313 (Logic, Sets, and Functions), and CS314 (Data Structures) courses.

In general, the information found in Code of Conduct is a good guide on how to conduct yourself in this class. Additional general information about College of Natural Sciences (CNS) class coursework and procedures can be found in Dean Laude's memorandum to the CNS faculty. Any scholastic dishonesty will be referred to the Dean of Students Office. The following passage is taken from the University of Texas at Austin Information Handbook for Faculty.

This course should comply with the requirements of the University and the State of Texas. Texas House Bill 2504 specifies a number of items regarding course materials and instructor qualifications. In addition, the material contained in the class webpages are designed to be compliant with Gretchen Ritter's (Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Faculty Governance) August 3, 2012, memorandum. Ritter's memorandum also addresses issues concerning campus safety and security. Please familiarize yourself with this information, and let me know if you believe the class Website does not comply with these requirements.

As a reminder, the "UT Honor Code" is included below.

I fully support the University's scholastic honesty policies, and I will follow the University's policies in the event of any scholastic dishonesty. If you are ever unsure whether some act would be considered in violation of the University's policies, do not hesitate to ask me or other University academic representatives.

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