Computer architecture is a foundation for computer scientists and engineers. CS211 is intended for students who are with basic understandings of computer architecture and interested in pursuing research in computer architecture or related fields. CS211 will help students to observe and explore computer architecture in both macroscopic and microscopic dimensions. The goal of CS211 is to make students better understand how software and hardware cooperate and gain knowledge from the classic and state-of-the-art with regard to technology, applications, and economics that drive continuing changes in the area of computer architecture.
The topics covered by CS211 will include (but are not limited to): instructions and instruction set, memory hierarchy, pipeline, out-of-order execution, speculative execution, graphics processing unit, caching, memory consistency, multi-threading, vectors, virtual machines, cluster and distributed computing, etc.
Instructor: Chundong Wang, wangchd <the-at-sign> shanghaitech.edu.cn.
Office Hours: 14:00 - 16:00, every Thursday of Fall 2020 (except public holidays), at SIST 1A-504.D.
TA: Wei Jiang, jiangwei1<the-at-sign> shanghaitech.edu.cn.
TA: Keyan Zhai, zhaiky<the-at-sign> shanghaitech.edu.cn.
Please download this zip file for the requirements for paper reading as well as the LaTex template to prepare summaries.
|L01||Mon 02/09/2020||Introduction and Review I (L01 slides)||L01 Survey|
|L02||Wed 09/09/2020||Introduction and Review II (L02 slides)||Lab 0 (Due 23/09/2020)|
|L03||Mon 14/09/2020||Microcode, ISA (L03 slides)||Reverse Polish Notation, RISC-V ISA|
|L04||Mon 21/09/2020||Pipeline I (L04 slides)||Trap|
|L05||Wed 23/09/2020||Pipeline II (L05 slides)|
|L06||Sun 27/09/2020||Memory Hierarchy I (L06 slides)|
|L07||Mon 28/09/2020||Memory Hierarchy II (L07 slides)|
|L08||Mon 12/10/2020||Memory Hierarchy III (L08 slides)|
|L09||Mon 19/10/2020||Out-of-order Execution (L09 slides)|
|L10||Wed 21/10/2020||Branch Prediction (L10 slides)|
|L11||Mon 26/10/2020||Superscalar & VLIW (L11 slides)|
|L12||Mon 02/11/2020||Multithreading (L12 slides)|
|L13||Wed 04/11/2020||Vectors (L13 slides)|
|–||Mon 09/11/2020||Mid-term Exam|
|L14||Mon 16/11/2020||GPU (L14 slides)|
|L15||Wed 18/11/2020||Cache Coherence (L15 slides)|
|L16||Mon 23/11/2020||Memory Consistency (L16 slides)||A Tutorial on MCM|
|L17||Mon 30/11/2020||Sychronization (L17 slides)|
|L18||Wed 02/12/2020||Virtual Machines (L18 slides)|
|L19||Mon 07/12/2020||IO, WSC (L19 slides)|
|L20||Mon 14/12/2020||Security (L20 slides)|
|–||Wed 16/12/2020||Lab and Paper Presentations|
|L21||Mon 21/12/2020||Summary (L21 slides)|