Principal lecturer: Dr Robert Mullins
Taken by: Part II
Past exam questions
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Complete set of lecture notes (PDF) (or each lecture 1up)
Supervision Worksheet (PDF)
Lectures 1-3: I suggest you read the first Chapter of Hennessy and Patterson. Appendix B. may also be useful (this is Chapter 2 in the 3rd Edition).
Lectures 4-7: Chapter 2 of Hennessy and Patterson. Chapter 3. will probably also be useful.
Lecture 7: Appendex G in Hennessy and Patterson (this is covered in Chapter 4 in the 3rd Edition)
Lecture 8: Finish reading Chapter 3.
Lecture 9 and 10: Appendix C and Chapter 5.
Lecture 11: If you need further explanations read Appendix F (on CD).
Lecture 12 and 13: Chapter 4.
Lecture 14: "Principles and Practices of Interconnection Networks",
Dally/Towles is an excellent book if you want to go into more detail
or clarify any particular areas.
I have provided additional material for each lecture on the course
wiki to help you go beyond the basic material. These papers and
reports may clarify elements of the course or simply help you
explore aspects that you find particularly interesting. It is
certainly not a requirement for you to read and understand the
Link to course wiki. This will be updated as the course progresses, last year's additional material can be found
Branch Prediction Competition
See competition wiki page
Lecture 4, Slide 28 "2-bits of branch address" at the bottom of the
left column of the slide should read "4-bits of branch address".