Computer Organization & Architecture
- Charlie Curtsinger
- Meeting Times
- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10:00–11:50am in Noyce 3819
- Office Hours
- Please make an appointment if you would like to meet during my office hours.
- Monday, 1:15pm–2:30pm
- Tuesday, 10:00am–11:50am
- Wednesday, 1:15pm–2:30pm
- Thursday, 10:00am–11:50am
- David A. Patterson and John L. Hennessy, Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface, Revised 4th Edition
- David Chang
- Bea Herce-Hagiwara
- Mentor Sessions
- Thursday, 8:00–9:00pm in Noyce 3819
About this course
Welcome to CSC 211, Computer Organization and Architecture. In this course, we will address questions such as the following:
- How does a computer actually work?
- How do we use electricty to perform abstract tasks like adding and storing numbers?
- What happens when a computer executes a program?
- How do languages and hardware work together?
- How can we make computers faster?
By the end of this class, you will be able to:
- design and construct digital logic circuits
- write programs in assembly language
- identify the main components in a computer and explain how they work
- understand hardware design issues and how they affect performance