Computer System Organization and Programming (CS 3410) provides an introduction to computer organization, systems programming and the hardware/software interface. Topics include instruction sets, computer arithmetic, datapath design, data formats, addressing modes, memory hierarchies including caches and virtual memory, I/O devices, bus-based I/O systems, and multicore architectures. Students learn assembly language programming and design a pipelined RISC processor. The course is open to any undergraduate who has mastered the material in CS 2110/2112.
When you signed up for CS 3410, you also
registered for a Lab Section. Labs are a great opportunity to try
out new concepts with helpful course staff members standing by to
answer your questions. Labs are designed to take approximately 1
hour and should be completed in the lab section
. Some labs
will turned in via hardcopy, others online. Lab completion is part
of your semester grade as is Lab attendance.
Please attend the Lab Section that you are enrolled in; this is the
only way to get credit for the lab attendance (and the lab itself if
it is a handout). If you need to change Lab Sections, do so
officially on Student Center, but use the swap feature so as not to
lose your spot in the lecture.
Labs may not be turned in late (slip days do not apply to labs) and
lab absences cannot be made up. However, we will drop your lowest 2
Lab grades and calculate your Lab attendance allowing 2 missed Labs
with no penalty to your grade.
Located in Carpenter Blue Room (104). Lab Sections begin on Tuesday,
TAs marked with a * are the designated Partner Leaders for each Lab
Section. If you are having any issues with your partner, please
contact them in Lab Section, during their Office Hours, or via
cs3410-staff. (Simply address the email to the TA you are trying to
|201||Tuesday ||11:40-12:55 ||Niranjan*, Alonzo, Meghna, Pablo L|
|202 ||1:25 - 2:40 ||Yunhe, Abdullah, Weber*, Lina|
|203||Wednesday ||11:40-12:55 ||Soham*, Jon, Qihang, Sidd, Max, Lucas|
|204 ||1:25 - 2:40 ||Cheyenne*, Ziyun, Henry, Will, Akhil, Mia|
|205||Thursday ||11:40-12:55 ||Alonzo*, Stephanie, Daniel G, Meghna|
|206 ||1:25 - 2:40 ||JJ, Stephanie*, Jack, Cynthia, Mindy|
|207||Friday ||11:40-12:55 ||Lavanya*, Alex, Jack, Ann, Akira|
|208 ||1:25 - 2:40 ||Cynthia*, Wayne, Danny, Jasmine, Pablo F|
- Bring your student ID to all of your exams. We will
be taking attendance by having you swipe it through a card
reader upon arrival.
- Prelim Dates are determined by the university and are
posted on the course schedule.
- If you have a conflicting Prelim for a class smaller than
CS 3410, you can take the Make-Up Prelim on the same day from
5:45-7:15pm. Please contact Jenna Edwards
(jls478 in Gates 401)
explaining the conflict (make sure you mention both CS 3410
and the course for which there is an official, conflicting
prelim) one week before the Prelim in question. She will let
you know where the Make-Up Prelim will take place. You may not
leave the alternate exam early for any reason.
- If you need any accommodations for exams, please
contact Jenna Edwards (jls478
in 401 Gates Hall). We are happy to meet the needs of our
students in this matter.
- There is no written final exam. Your last project is due
on the day set forth by the
and is also on the course
schedule. The registrar has chosen this
time and date to your benefit, and as such there will be no
extensions or late submissions allowed (including any late
days you may have remaining).
- Course announcements will be posted and pinned on Piazza so you should check it regularly, especially before working on an assignment.
- 99% of all matters can be handled on Piazza. Private messages on Piazza should be visible to all instructors and staff, never only a subset of the course staff. This includes the instructor.
- For time sensitive matters, please email cs3410-staff. This is the fastest way to get a response as it goes straight to many inboxes.
- For sensitive matters that must be handled exclusively by the instructor, please email cs3410-prof or--when possible--come to instructor office hours. Please do not email the instructor personally because it is important to keep all 3410 communication in one place and some instructors teach multiple classes which can cause confusion.
- For exam accommodations, please contact Jenna Edwards (jls478 in 401 Gates Hall).
- We will distribute grades to you via Gradescope (for prelims) and CMS (for everything else).
There are approximately 6 Projects that are to be completed
throughout the semsester. Most projects will be done
in pairs. You will have a different partner for each
project and this partner will be assigned to you from
the students in your Lab Section. (If there are an odd number of
students in your Lab Section, you may be assigned a partner from
another Lab Section at most once during the semester.) At the end
of each project, each student will complete a partner
evaluation. Completing this evaluation will be part of your
class participation grade. The evaluations you receive will
factor into your semester grade.