Advanced Computer Architecture -- CS 350c -- Announcement


        Unique Number:  51160

           Instructor:  "Warren A. Hunt, Jr." <>
   Teaching Assistant:  "Ben Selfridge" <>

This course is concerns computer architecture, and specifically the memory system. The course involves the study of computer architecture by the study of the X86 family (produced and sold by AMD, Intel, and VIA). We will make use of the material in "Computer Systems, A Programmer's Perspective" (the CS429 textbook), particularly chapters 4 and 6. We will make use of Intel's specification for the X86. We will use materials readily available on web, such as the programming information available from Agner Fog: .

In addition to being a UTCS undergraduate student, the prerequisites are the successful completion of CS429 and CS439. Students will be expected to be able to write programs using the C-programming language, and students will be introduced to some Lisp programming.

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 Vice Provost Laude's memorandum to the CNS 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: Hunt. 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 us know if you believe the class Website does not comply with these requirements.

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.

As a reminder, the "UT Code of Conduct" is included below, and additional information on-line where one may find additional information (through additional links) about what constitutes plagiarism, cheating, etc. Specifically, the Academic Policies and Procedures of UT Austin may be consulted if you have any questions.

We fully support the University's scholastic honesty policies, and we 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 your instructors or other University academic representatives.

Students with disabilities may request appropriate academic accommodations from the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, Services for Students with Disabilities, 512-471-6259, or follow this link.

A notice regarding accommodations for religious holidays. By UT Austin policy, you must notify us of your pending absence at least fourteen days prior to the date of observance of a religious holy day. If you must miss a class, an examination, a work assignment, or a project in order to observe a religious holy day, you will be given an opportunity to complete the missed work within a reasonable time after the absence.

The following recommendations regarding emergency evacuation from the Office of Campus Safety and Security, 512-471-5767, or see the safety office website.

Occupants of buildings on The University of Texas at Austin campus are required to evacuate buildings when a fire alarm is activated. Alarm activation or announcement requires exiting and assembling outside. Familiarize yourself with all exit doors of each classroom and building you may occupy. Remember that the nearest exit door may not be the one you used when entering the building. Students requiring assistance in evacuation shall inform their instructor in writing during the first week of class. In the event of an evacuation, please follow the instruction of faculty or class instructors. Do not re-enter a building unless given instructions by the following: Austin Fire Department, The University of Texas at Austin Police Department, or Fire Prevention Services office.

A link to information regarding emergency evacuation routes and emergency procedures is available.

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