EE 4720 - FAQ


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Content (Lectures, Homework, etc.)
Registration
Course Materials
Grading and Exams
Miscellaneous

Content (Lectures, Homework, etc.)
In Chapter 4 of the text (second U.S.A. edition) there are several instances of branch instructions not stalling when the branch condition is produced by the immediately preceding instruction. Is that a mistake? Answer.
In the pipeline execution diagram for the RAW hazard example presented in the 27 February 1998 lecture the reading instruction appears to complete ID several cycles before the writing instruction completes WB. Is that really what's happening? Answer.
What exactly does "a register can be written and read in the same cycle" mean? (Used in the 27 February 1998 lecture.) Answer.

Registration
Should I take this course? Answer.

Course Materials
The book is too expensive for me. Do I really have to buy the book? Answer.
How do I get copies of the slides presented in class? Answer.

Grading and Exams
When is the midterm exam?Answer.
My midterm grade is ranked X. I understand that many students with low midterm grades--especially graduate students--drop. How will that affect my letter grade? Answer.
I am thinking about dropping the course. What grade would I receive if I stay in? Answer.
I received the highest B in the class. Can you change my grade to an A? Answer.

Miscellaneous
How many times does a question have to be asked for it to be considered "frequently asked" and included in this list? Answer.

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