Computer Laboratory

Course pages 2016–17

Computer Design

Web Tutor

The first four lectures worth of material are delivered via the Cambridge SystemVerilog Web Tutor. This is prerequisite for the ECAD+Arch practicals.

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.

Handout for Part 3 - watch this space.

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

For part 3 - watch this space.


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

Additional Material

  • The RISC-V instruction set reference manual is available from the RISC-V foundation as a PDF
  • For Part 3 - You can find out more about the Fermi GPU microarchitecture from nVidia both on the Wikipedia page, and from this whitepaper.