Computer Laboratory

Course pages 2015–16

Computer Design

Course Handout

For parts 1 and 2 of the course, people in Cambridge may download the lecture notes as a PDF. Please observe the copyright notice. Please note that lectures 5 and 6 are missing since they are a work in progress as the ECAD+Arch laboratory sessions are finalised.

Lecture 5 on RISC-V is available: lecture 5 handout as a PDF

Lecture 6 on YARVI is available: lecture 6 handout as a PDF

Part 3 is also available in PDF as lecture notes and slides

Supervision Exercises

For parts 1 and 2 of the course, the supervision exercises are included in the handout near the back but can also be found here: PDF of the exercises parts 1 and 2

Part 3 supervision exercises are available here: PDF


There are laboratory sessions associated with this course called ECAD+Arch. Sign-up for these at the first Computer Design lecture.

Additional Material

Simon made a mistake during lecture 12 and skipped over the last few slides by accident. To remedy the situation, he has provided a video recording of the missing bit of the lecture which is available on YouTube: Last part of Lecture 12 video

You can find out more about the Fermi GPU microarchitecture from Nvidia both on the Wikipedia page, and from this whitepaper.