Department of Computer Science and Technology

Course pages 2017–18

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.

Part 3 is also available as lecture notes as a PDF 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

  • 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.