Computer architecture is a foundation for computer scientists and engineers. CS211 is intended for students who are with basic understandings of computer architecture and interested in pursuing research in computer architecture or related fields. CS211 will help students to observe and explore computer architecture in both macroscopic and microscopic dimensions. The goal of CS211 is to make students better understand how software and hardware cooperate and gain knowledge from the classic and state-of-the-art with regard to technology, applications, and economics that drive continuing changes in the area of computer architecture.
The topics covered by CS211 will include (but are not limited to): instructions and instruction set, memory hierarchy, pipeline, out-of-order execution, speculative execution, caching, memory consistency, multi-threading, vectors, virtual machines, trusted execution environment, etc.
Instructor: Chundong Wang, wangchd <the-at-sign> shanghaitech.edu.cn.
Office Hours: 10:00 - 12:00, every Friday of Fall 2021 (except public holidays), at SIST 1A-504.D.
TA: Chongnan Ye, yechn <the-at-sign> shanghaitech.edu.cn
|L01||Tue 14/09/2021||Introduction and Review I (L01 slides)|
|L02||Thu 16/09/2021||Introduction and Review II (L02 slides)|
|L03||Thu 23/09/2021||ISA, Microcode, ROP (L03 slides)||Reverse Polish Notations|
|L04||Sun 26/09/2021||Pipeline I (L04 slides)|
|L05||Tue 28/09/2021||Pipeline II (L05 slides)|
|L06||Thu 30/09/2021||Memory Hierachy I (L06 slides)|
|L07||Sat 09/10/2021||Memory Hierachy II (L07 slides)|
|L08||Tue 12/10/2021||Memory Hierachy III (L08 slides)|
|L09||Thu 14/10/2021||NVM & O3 Execution (L09 slides)|
|L10||Tue 19/10/2021||O3 Execution & Speculation (L10 slides)|
|L11||Thu 21/10/2021||Speculation & VLIW (L11 slides)|
|L12||Tue 26/10/2021||Itanium & Multithreading (L12 slides)|
|–||Thu 28/10/2021||Mid-term Exam|
|L13||Tue 02/11/2021||SMT & Vector (L13 slides)|
|L14||Thu 04/11/2021||Cache Coherence (L14 slides)|
|L15||Tue 09/11/2021||Memory Consistency (L15 slides)||A Tutorial on MCM|
|L16||Thu 11/11/2021||Synchoronization (L16 slides)|
|L17||Tue 16/11/2021||Distributed Systems (L17 slides)||Guest Lecture by Dr Jingzhu He|
|L18||Thu 18/11/2021||TM and TEE (L18 slides)|
|L19||Tue 23/11/2021||Virtual Machine (L19 slides)|
|L20||Thu 25/11/2021||Security (L20 slides)|
|L21||Tue 30/11/2021||Summary (L21 slides)|
|L22||Thu 02/12/2021||Final Exam|