Archive for January, 2007


Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Today we’ll look at the MIPS simulator and run a few small programs. Lecture 6 slides

Download SPIM

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

You’ll need the MIPS emulator SPIM for the next problem set. Here are some links:

Addressing Modes

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Today we’ll talk about accessing memory and writing assembly code. Lecture 5 slides

Instruction Set

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Today we will begin discussing the MIPS instruction set. Lecture 4 Slides

Problem Set 2 on the Instruction Set

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Problem Set 2 will help you wrestle with the instruction set concepts in the next lectures. These are due before class on Thursday 1 February. Solutions

Read in Chapter 2

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Sections 2.1 through 2.6.

Encoding Information

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

We’ll talk about encoding information such as letters and numbers using bits. Lecture 3 as PDF.
Update: I corrected the errors in these slides. FP format looks right now.

Read Chapter 1

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

in COD (our book). Which I’ve just found out isn’t in the bookstore. Ack!

Problem Set 1 on Information and Representation

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Here are some problems to help you think through the material in the next two lectures. These are due before class on Tuesday 23 January. Solutions

Information and Computers

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Today we’ll look at a bit of Information Theory and then begin looking under the covers. You’ll find the slides for today’s lecture here. Lecture 2 as PDF