Computer architecture tutorial

computer architecture tutorial

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Student Resource Site. Help and advice for the long-suffering, overworked student.

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Course Notes. A detailed set of notes in PDF format suitable for student handout or for use as viewgraphs. These notes were developed by Prof. N. J. Davis of Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

PowerPoint Slides. Developed by Adrian J Pullin of North East Wales Institute

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COA Courses

Instructors might find

these web sites for courses taught using this book useful. I would appreciate hearing about web sites for other courses.

CS221 Computer Architecture. U. of Alaska. Includes good set of lecture notes..

CS3420 Computer Architecture. Chinese U. of Hong Kong. Includes good set of tutorial notes..

TDTS51 Advanced Computer Architecture. Linköpings University in Sweden. Includes very good set of lecture notes..

CS265 Computer Organization. Simpson College. Includes lecture notes and some interesting links..

204521 Digital System Architecture. Kasetsart U. Bangkok. Includes powerpoint slides.

E22/CS23 Principles of Computer Architecture. Swarthmore. Includes some good VHDL-based labs, lecture notes, and some interesting links..

CS312 Computer Architecture and Organization. At Central Washington University. Includes some interesting link..

CSCI412 Architecture. At University of Louisiana at Monroe. Includes programming problems, lecture notes, useful links.

CMP 348 Computer Structure and Assembly Language. At Franklin College in Indiana. Includes programming problems.

EECE 337 Computer Architecture and Organization. At University of New Mexico. Includes lecture notes and homework problems.

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