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FINAL TUE DEC 21 8a OS407
study guide : txt

MON NOV 29
microprocessor report : pdf
pentium history html

MON NOV 22
assignment 11: performance lab
handout pdf
files tar
due Fri Dec 10

WED NOV 15
assignment 10: cache memory exercises pdf
due Wed Nov 22

MON NOV 8
assignment 9: archlab part C
due Mon Nov 15

FRI OCT 22 MIDTERM
• study notes txt

FRI OCT 15
assignment 8: archlab parts A and B
due Wed Oct 27
    tar
    sum.ys starter file
    pdf handout

FRI OCT 1
assignment 6: x86 ISA html due Oct 8
assignment 7: bomblab pdf due Oct 15
  readme txt
  gdb notes pdf

FRI SEP 24
assignment 5: HC11 memory lab pdf files zip
• schematic hints pdf
• appendix b pdf
• cypress 6264 pdf
due Oct 1

MON SEP 20
assignment 4: conversions, branching, the stack pdf
due Sep 24

FRI SEP 17
assignment 3: HC11 beep lab pdf files zip
due Sep 24

FRI SEP 10
assignment 2: HC11 boot lab pdf files zip
due Sep 17
• hardware pic jpg
• java setup html
• as6811 assembler as6811.exe docs
• intro to 6811 pdf
• m68hc11e manual pdf
• uml305dev manual pdf
• uml305dev checkout pdf

WED SEP 8
assignment 1: historic computer html due Sep 10

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91.305 Assignment 1: Introduction to Architecture

 

  1. Create a log-in for yourself on the class discussion ikonboard.

    Go to the course home page http://www.cs.uml.edu/~fredm/courses/91.305/ and click on the link to the ikonboard area (in the pink resources menu at the top of the page).

    Follow the directions to create an account for yourself.

  2. Find the “secret message” posted on the 91.305 course area and follow the instructions contained within.

  3. On the Internet or in the library, find information on an computer system designed before 1980.

    You must choose a machine that no one else has, so claim your machine by posting a short message to the ikonboard under the topic heading “Assignment 1 Machines.” Read through the ones already posted to make sure yours isn't taken, and be specific in your posting so you're not claiming a whole category.

    Prepare a short report (1 to 1-1/2 pages) that describes the machine. Include details such as:

    • what fundamental technologies were involved in the calculation engine (transistors, tubes, relays, something else?)
    • how much main memory it had (was it RAM, or something else?)
    • what kind of bulk storage it had (disk? tape? something else?)
    • what was its processor cycle time (measured in kHz, or MHz?)
    • what was its “word length” (did it deal with 8-bit bytes, or some other grouping of data bits?)
    • how much did it cost, and for what applications was it marketed?

    You don't have to have every one of these details, but feel free to include other interesting tidbits.

    Make sure to include citations (references) to your source(s). If your source includes a web site, print out and include the first relevant (printed) page from that site.


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