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The idea of this course is to teach you how computers really work, from the chip level up to the user application. My main goal is that when we finish, you will understand what is actually happening when a computer system is running a set of application programs, and so will be able to make good design choices in the future as a developer, project manager, or system customer.Prerequisites
CSE 373 (data structures and algorithms)Catalog and Time Schedule
The class meets three times a week for lectures. On your own time, you will have homework to do, including computer programs to design and debug. You will be working on homework more or less all the time, with frequent, inflexible deadlines. You will need to use the Internet to get and turn in assignments and to keep in touch with the course.Textbooks
There are two textbooks for the course.
The first book is Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface, Second Edition, by Patterson and Hennessy.
The second book, which you won't need for the first few weeks of the course, is Operating System Concepts, Sixth Edition, by Silberschatz, Galvin, and Gagne.
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