CSE 351: The Hardware/Software Interface

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Past (and Present) Exams

This page is a collection of old exams that may be useful in preparing for this quarter's exams. Some of the old exams contain questions on topics that we did not cover this quarter; you should skip over such questions. In particular, exams from Spring 2015 and earlier may cover IA-32, but the course now focuses only on IA-64. These exams are provided only as an aid to your studying and should not be taken as a guarantee of format, type of questions, etc. on our exams.

We also post our exams here, of course after they are taken and graded.

Midterm Exams

Here is a list of questions where the question or the answer or both assume Intel's 32-bit architecture but we studied Intel's 64-bit architecture. You can imagine similar questions/answers for 64-bit, but the question and/or answer in these exams will not make total sense and would not be correct for us. Corrections and omissions to this list are welcome if you find any.

Spr 2015 1E, 2, 4, 6; Aut 2014 3A; Spr 2014 1B; Aut 2013 4, 5A; Sum 2013 3, 4F; Win 2013 2, 3, 4, 5; Aut 2012 2, 3, 4; Spr 2012 2; Win 2011 4, 8; Aut 2010 2, 3; Spr 2010 2, 3

Winter 2017 Without Solutions With Solutions
Autumn 2016 Without Solutions With Solutions
Spring 2016 Without Solutions With Solutions
Winter 2016 Without Solutions With Solutions
Autumn 2015 Without Solutions With Solutions
Spring 2015 Without Solutions With Solutions
Winter 2015 Without Solutions With Solutions
Autumn 2014 Without Solutions With Solutions
Spring 2014 Without Solutions With Solutions
Autumn 2013 Without Solutions With Solutions
Summer 2013 Without Solutions With Solutions
Winter 2013 Without Solutions With Solutions
Autumn 2012 Without Solutions With Solutions
Spring 2012 Without Solutions With Solutions
Winter 2011 - With Solutions
Autumn 2010 Without Solutions With Solutions
Spring 2010 Without Solutions With Solutions

Final Exams

Winter 2017 Without Solutions With Solutions
Autumn 2016 Without Solutions With Solutions
Spring 2016 Without Solutions With Solutions
Winter 2016 Without Solutions With Solutions
Autumn 2015 Without Solutions With Solutions
Winter 2015 Without Solutions With Solutions
Autumn 2014 Without Solutions With Solutions
Spring 2014 Without Solutions With Solutions
Autumn 2013 Without Solutions With Solutions
Summer 2013 Without Solutions With Solutions
Winter 2013 Without Solutions With Solutions
Autumn 2012 Without Solutions With Solutions
Spring 2012 Without Solutions With Solutions
Autumn 2010 Without Solutions With Solutions
Spring 2010 Without Solutions With Solutions

The final will be comprehensive, but biased more towards things covered since the midterm.