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Spring 2008 Welcome to CPCS 214 Computer Organization & Architecture Muhammad Al-Hashimi Media clips are from the MS Office clip art collection copyright of Microsoft Corporation.
What is CA? Hardware or software? Science, engineering and art of components building computers … Systems, & interconnections Ü Structure Composition (parts) & arrangement (layout) Ü Organization Representation & transfer of data & control Selection & management of functions Ü Implementation Construction & realization methods Ü Performance evaluation Measurement to evaluate, compare & guide design
Why CPCS 214? Ü Ü Ü Fundamental knowledge Better programming solutions Understand performance trends Design & organization skills Smart system-level decisions
Your Instructor Hmm… Dr. Muhammad Al-Hashimi B. S. EE, KAAU 1987 Ü M. S. CS, TAMU 1993 Ü Ph. D CS, TAMU 2000 Ü Since Fall 2000 Ü © 2005 Photo courtesy Lamees Al-Hashimi.
Objectives Examine how instructions and data are stored and processed from high level to machine level Ü Examine how memory systems interact with the processor to execute instructions efficiently Ü
More Objectives Describe how I/O devices interface to the processor and memory Ü Identify key performance issues and how they influence design and implementation Ü More. . . Ü
@ Resources www. hashimi. ws/cs 212 Ü Ü Ü Textbook Lecture summary and slides Discussion groups Software tools Online guides & web links
Expectations Ü Ü Ü Bring the lecture slides Ask questions Do the exercises Visit course website regularly Participate in group discussions Use the learning outcomes www. hashimi. ws/cs 212
Policy It’s all in the FAQ Ü Ü Ü Grading Attendance About tests, assignments … Answers: missed a test? Study advice More … www. hashimi. ws/cs 212
Success Ü Ü Ü Study early Study regularly Do the exercises yourself Use the online discussions B+ and above, read the textbook carefully www. hashimi. ws/cs 212