EE 4720 - What's New


7 May 2018, 10:25:15 CDT
Grading Update 5: Course Grades Ready The wait is almost over. Just the RTT for your GET request launched when you click here. You may need to click refresh. Have a good summer! This summer we'll be finally upgrading our Web server so that GET requests don't return a 304 when they should return a 200.

4 May 2018, 16:27:02 CDT
Grading Update 4: Course grades will not be posted today. They may be posted over the weekend, definitely by Monday afternoon.

4 May 2018, 15:09:27 CDT
Grading Update 3: Final Exam Grades Ready. The median was 50, with a range [21,71]. Those seeking bragging rights for the highest grade will have to share, two got a 71. To find your grade, and also see the homework grades and final average, click here. Course grades will be posted later today or by sometime Monday.

4 May 2018, 12:53:07 CDT
Grading Update 2: Problems 1-6 graded. (There were 7 problems.) Final exam grades will be posted in an hour or two. Course grades will be posted later, possibly Monday but probably today.

3 May 2018, 18:11:00 CDT
Grading Update 1: Problems 1-3 graded. Exam grades should be available some time tomorrow. The next grading update will be posted about 13:00 tomorrow.

2 May 2018, 17:48:52 CDT
Grading Update 0: Linked the Final Exam to the Homework & Exams page. Grading will start tomorrow, and final exam grades may be available by tomorrow late afternoon. Good luck on your other finals. Thank you to whoever provided the comment on the blackboard about grade inflation, though it should have been made in private since some students might have been distracted from the exam by the worry that I would take that complaint as a challenge to grade more strictly. :-)

29 April 2018, 14:37:27 CDT
Alerted by a student, made a minor correction to the solution of 2016 Final Exam Problems 1d and 1e. The =2 comparison unit was changed to =0. The surrounding comments and solution discussion were correct, the only change was the =2. Thank you to the student for the correction.

28 April 2018, 17:52:58 CDT
Linked the final exam review slides to the lectures page.

27 April 2018, 13:24:27 CDT
Linked Set 13, Memory and Caches to the lectures page.

27 April 2018, 11:08:09 CDT
Linked the 2017 Final Exam Solution, which contains the Homework 7 solution, to the Homework & Exams page.

Don't forget that there will be a sample problems and review class on Saturday, 28 April 2018 at 15:00 in 3325c Patrick F. Taylor Hall. That's the conference room in the main EE/CS suite.

26 April 2018, 10:16:52 CDT
Linked the Homework 6 solution to the Homework & Exams page.

25 April 2018, 14:13:11 CDT
There will be a sample problems and review class on Saturday, 28 April 2018 at 15:00 in 3325c Patrick F. Taylor Hall. That's the conference room in the main EE/CS suite.

23 April 2018, 15:45:40 CDT
Linked Set 12, CTI (branch, etc) Prediction to the lectures page.

18 April 2018, 17:07:46 CDT
Linked Set 11, Multiple Issue, Short Vectors, etc to the lectures page.

18 April 2018, 15:45:15 CDT
Homework 7 assigned, due Wednesday, 25 April 2018.

16 April 2018, 17:32:18 CDT
Homework 6 assigned, due Monday, 23 April 2018. Another homework will be assigned this week.

16 April 2018, 9:12:00 CDT
Linked Homework 5 solution to the Homework & Exams page.

13 April 2018, 13:21:03 CDT
Linked recent lecture slides, up to Floating Point to the lectures page.

11 April 2018, 14:00:41 CDT
The Homework 5 deadline changed to 13 April. Also, added comments to the ARM code explaining register use. In paricular w0 is used for both the call argument, i and for the return value.

6 April 2018, 9:10:31 CDT
Linked the optimization notes to the lectures page.

5 April 2018, 17:45:40 CDT
Homework 5 assigned, due 11 April 2018.

21 March 2018, 11:09:42 CDT
Linked a Midterm Exam solution to the Homework & Exams page. More explanation will be added to the Problem 1 solution later.

20 March 2018, 14:24:25 CDT
Grading Update 3: Midterm Exam Grades Ready. The median was 37, with a high of 74. Some more hardware practice and the grades would have been much higher. Hopefully by the final. In the mean time, make sure that your iOS device is updated, prepare yourself, and click here.

20 March 2018, 12:50:10 CDT
Grading Update 2: Problems 1-3 graded. Exam grades will be posted later today. The next grading update will be posted by 16:00, probably earlier.

19 March 2018, 18:12:35 CDT
Grading Update 1: Problem 1 graded. Grades will be available some time tomorow. The next grading update will be posted about 13:00 tomorrow.

19 March 2018, 13:19:27 CDT
Grading Update 0: Linked the Midterm Exam to the Homework & Exams page. Grading will start now and grades may be available late this afternoon or tomorrow. The next grading update will be posted by about 18:30 today.

17 March 2018, 15:53:10 CDT
Made a minor correction to the Spring 2017 midterm exam solution. In Problem 4 the last instruction should be mfc1. Thanks to Marshall Simien for pointing out the error.

16 March 2018, 9:15:40 CDT
There will be a review session today, Friday 16 March 2018, at 17:00 (5 PM) in room 3285 Patrick F. Taylor Hall.

14 March 2018, 11:01:23 CDT
Linked Midterm Exam review slides, the ISA Families, MIPS/SPARC comparison slides, and a variety of control-logic practice problems to the lectures page.

13 March 2018, 18:49:29 CDT
Linked the Homework 3 solution and the Homework 4 solution (final exam problem 1) to the Homework & Exams page.

2 March 2018, 14:38:45 CST
The Midterm Exam date has been set to Monday, 19 March 2018. The due date for Homework 4 has been changed to Friday, 9 March.

28 February 2018, 18:11:33 CST
Homework 3 and Homework 4 assigned, due 5 March and 7 March 9 March, respectively.

21 February 2018, 12:28:39 CST
There will be no class on Friday, 23 February and Monday, 26 February. Check this Web page daily for assignments and additional information.

20 February 2018, 15:54:01 CST
Linked the Homework 2 solution to the Homework & Exams page.

9 February 2018, 18:00:26 CST
Homework 2 assigned, due Friday, 16 February 2018. Also linked implementation slides to the lectures page.

2 February 2018, 15:16:30 CST
Linked MIPS array access, MIPS control flow, and MIPS control floating-point demo notes to the lectures page.

2 February 2018, 14:46:52 CST
Linked the Homework 1 solution to the Homework & Exams page. Lecture demo code will be updated soon.

28 January 2018, 12:02:49 CST
The workstation lab, PFT 2241 is currently locked (though it should be open) and may not open again until Monday. If it does not open today (Sunday) the homework due date will be extended again until Tuesday midnight.

26 January 2018, 14:26:35 CST
Those who want to work on Homework 1 outside of the lab may be able to partially do so by following the instructions on the EE 4755 (Verilog) procedures page. It will be possible to edit your code, but running SPIM (the MIPS simulator) will require getting a graphical connection working which is possible but more trouble.

26 January 2018, 13:56:00 CST
The due date for Homework 1 has been changed to Monday, 29 January 2018.

25 January 2018, 16:10:46 CST
For additional MIPS practice consider looking some EE 3755 MIPS assignments: EE 3755 Fall 2012 Homework 4, count words in a string, and EE 3755 Fall 2013 Homework 5, clean up whitespace. The code for those assignments is directories /home/faculty/koppel/pub/ee3755/hw/2012f/hw04 and /home/faculty/koppel/pub/ee3755/hw/2013f/hw05.

25 January 2018, 14:22:53 CST
Linked the partially completed hex string example and the string length example to the lectures page.

24 January 2018, 13:36:08 CST
The workstation lab, PFT 2241, will now be open 8:00-22:00 M-F and 10:00-22:00 Saturday and Sunday. Thanks to Tim Nguyen-Pham for his quick action on this.

22 January 2018, 13:45:09 CST
Linked partially completed string length example along with review notes to the lectures page.

22 January 2018, 9:23:22 CST
Homework 1 assigned, due Friday, 26 Monday, 29 January 2018.

10 January 2018, 16:49:41 CST
Linked first set of lecture slides to the lectures page.

9 January 2018, 13:28:15 CST
Set up Web pages for Spring 2018 semester.

Spring 2017
Spring 2017 What's New



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