Class Time: 1:30P.M. – 2:20P.M., M.W.F.
Class Location: 110 Avery Hall
Office hours: 2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M., M.W.F.
Instructor: Dr. Hong Jiang;
Office Location: 214 Schorr
Center,
4726747; jiang@cse.unl.edu
CoInstructor: Dr. Lei Tian (leitian.hust@gmail.com)
Office Location: 203 Schorr Center
Syllabus Course Schedule
Academic Integrity Policy Late Policy Important Resources
Useful Info
Project Teams Homework
Required
Textbook: John L. Hennessy and David A.
Patterson, Computer
Architecture  A Quantitative Approach, 5th Edition, Morgan Kaufmann
Publications, Elsevier, Inc., 2012.
Useful Info: A very good source of information about the state of computer
architecture, plus many reference materials on oral and written communication
exist:
Late Policy: Late work is penalized 20% per day until
the following Friday.
Academic Integrity Policy: While collaboration on homework is
permitted, blatant copying will not be tolerated. Violators, if caught, will
subject to penalties ranging from a zero for the homework assignment in
question to an F grade for the course, depending on the severity of the
violation.
·
The CSEUNL Academic Integrity Policy
Date 
Topics 
Reading Assignment & References 
Assignment Date 
Due Date 
8/20 
Chapter 1 of text 


8/22 
Chapter 1 of text 


8/24 
Chapter 1 of text 



8/27 
Chapter 1 of text 

8/29 
Chapter 1 of text 


8/31 
Chapter 1 of text 



9/5 
Chapter 2 and Appendix B of the
Textbook 


9/7 
Chapter 2 and Appendix B of the
Textbook 



9/10 
Chapter 2 and Appendix B of the
Textbook 



9/12 
Chapter 2 and Appendix B of the
Textbook 



9/14 
Chapter 2 and Appendix B of the
Textbook 



9/17 
Chapter 2 and Appendix B of the
Textbook 


9/19 
Chapter 2 and Appendix B of the
Textbook 



9/21 
Chapter 2 and Appendix B of the
Textbook 


9/24 
Chapter 2 and Appendix B of the
Textbook 



9/26 
Chapter 2 and Appendix B of the
Textbook 


9/28 
Chapter 2 and Appendix B of the
Textbook 



10/1 
Chapter 3 and Appendix C of the
Textbook 



10/3 
Chapter 3 and Appendix C of the
Textbook 



10/5 
Appendix D (online) 



10/8 
Chapter 3 and Appendix C of the
Textbook 



10/10 
Chapter 3 and Appendix C of the
Textbook 



10/12 
Chapter 3 and Appendix C of the
Textbook 


10/17 
Chapter 3 and Appendix C of the
Textbook 



10/19 
Chapter 3 and Appendix C of the
Textbook 



10/22 
InClass Exam I, covering
Chapters 1, 2, and Appendix C 
Open book and notes 


10/24 
Chapter 3 and Appendix C of the
Textbook 


10/26 
Chapter 3 and Appendix C of the
Textbook 



10/29 
Chapter 3 and Appendix C of the
Textbook 



10/31 
Chapter 3 and Appendix C of the
Textbook 



11/2 
Chapter 3 and Appendix C of the
Textbook 



11/5 
Chapter 3 and Appendix C of the
Textbook 



11/7 
Chapter 3 and Appendix C of the
Textbook 



11/9 
Chapter 3 and Appendix C of the
Textbook 



11/12 
Chapter 3 and Appendix C of the
Textbook 



11/14 
Presentation
by GARMIN representatives, Ted Mabie and Jessica Zlab, about GARMIN & its embedded systems software
development 


11/16 
Chapter 3 and Appendix C of the
Textbook 



11/19 
DataLevel Parallelism and Its Exploitation in Vector,
SIMD, and GPU Architectures

Chapter 4 of the Textbook 


11/26 
DataLevel Parallelism and Its Exploitation in Vector,
SIMD, and GPU Architectures

Chapter 4 of the Textbook 


11/28 
DataLevel Parallelism and Its Exploitation in Vector,
SIMD, and GPU Architectures

Chapter 4 of the Textbook 


12/3 
Review of Chapters 3 & 4

Chapters 3 & 4 of the
Textbook 


12/5 
Q & A Session



12/7 
Project Presentations (1:30pm—3:30pm)




12/12 
InClass Exam II, covering Chapters 3 & 4 (1:00pm—2:00pm)









Team Name 
Names of Team Members 














1. Assignment #1: Due
Midnight, Wednesday, September 5, 2012


2. Assignment #2: Due Midnight, Wednesday, September 26, 2012 

3. Assignment #3: Due Midnight, Wednesday, October 24, 2012 

4. Assignment #4: Due Midnight, Monday, November 26, 2012 

5. Assignment #5: Due Midnight, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 