Archive for January, 2009


Thursday, January 29th, 2009

You’ll need a working version of the MIPS simulator MARS to complete a few assignments. You can download and read a tutorial about using it here .

Assembly Language and the MIPS Simulator

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Today we’ll write and code and run it in the simulator. Bring your laptop if you want to follow along.

Slides for today .

Problem Set #1

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Here is your first problem set . Email your solution as a text, pdf, or doc file to our TA, Sang Woo Lee before class on Tuesday 3 February. No late solutions will be accepted though your lowest 2 scores on problem sets will be dropped.

Addressing Modes

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Today we’ll talking about features for accessing memory. Slides .

Readings about programming

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Here are readings for upcoming lectures.

Sections 2.1-2.6
Section 2.9
Appendix A.9-A.10
Section 2.7

Instruction Set

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Today we will beginning looking at the instructions used to program our computer.

Slides for today.

Read Chapter 2.1-2.6

Class Canceled Tuesday 20 January

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009


Information Encoding

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Readings: Chapter 1, Section 3.1-3.3.

Today we will look at the use of bits to encode information.

Slides for today.


Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Welcome to Comp 411 Computer Organization for Spring 2009. Today we will introduce the course and ourselves.

Slides for today.