Computer Science 270
Levels of computer organization, processors and related hardware components, instruction sets, program execution. Prerequisite: Computer Science 157.
The publishers, Morgan Kaufmann, maintain a web site with a number of useful resources related to our textbook and to spim, the interpreter for the MIPS assembly language that we will be using in this course.
John L. Hennessy is now president of Stanford University and David A. Patterson is Professor in Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Both of these outstanding computer scientists are widely known and respected in both academics and industry. You can learn more about them by reading Hennessy's biography and Patterson's biography.