EE 4720 - What's New

30 April 2021, 14:09:54 CDT
The final exam can be turned in a few hours late without penalty. Try to get it in before midnight.

30 April 2021, 9:36:10 CDT
For final exam problem 1d, change "or r9, r9, r14" to "or r9, r7, r14". That is, there should not be a true dependency between the two instructions. Note that only the code needs to be changed, the problem text is correct.

27 April 2021, 18:44:23 CDT
The Solve-Home Final Exam is available, due Friday, 30 April at 16:00 CDT. (For those who already left town, it's due 2100 UTC.)

26 April 2021, 13:18:03 CDT
Linked Zoom recording of today's review session to the lectures page. Don't forget, the solve-home final will be available Tuesday night and due on Friday.

25 April 2021, 10:59:42 CDT
The 2020 Final Exam solution is now complete. The links for the solutions to Homework 6, 7, and 8 are all to the final exam solution.

24 April 2021, 17:39:19 CDT
Late submissions of Homework 8 will be accepted until tomorrow morning. That's when the solution to Homework 8 (parts of the 2020 final exam) will be posted. Graded Homework 7 and 8 will be returned tomorrow. Please look at the grading comments, they are there to help you.

23 April 2021, 15:32:12 CDT
There will be a final exam review plus coverage of a bit more material on Monday, 26 April 2021 at 9:30 in Room 3285 PFT. The review session will be simulcast over Zoom, as usual.

Linked the Memory and Cache slides plus a Zoom recording of today's lecture to the lectures page.

22 April 2021, 16:15:52 CDT
Linked a partial solution to the Spring 2021 Final Exam to the Homework & Exams page. The only problems which are not solved are the ones in the current homework.

21 April 2021, 13:58:02 CDT
Linked the Zoom recording of today's lecture to the lectures page.

19 April 2021, 19:11:37 CDT
The Homework 5 solution has been linked to the Homework & Exams page.

19 April 2021, 14:48:22 CDT
Linked today's lecture and Friday's lecture to the lectures page.

19 April 2021, 13:42:05 CDT
Homework 8 assigned, due Friday, 23 April 2021. Includes a fun pandemic-themed question from one year ago.

16 April 2021, 13:10:32 CDT
Fixed an error in the control logic for Problem 2b in the 2020 Final Exam. I would prefer that solutions be consistent with the new control logic. Note that it easy to solve the problem correctly without paying attention to the control logic error. The error in the control logic was not noticed until this semester.

15 April 2021, 14:31:01 CDT
Linked the Midterm Exam solution to the Homework & Exams page.

14 April 2021, 17:15:59 CDT
Linked recent lecture slides and Zoom recordings to the lectures page.

12 April 2021, 9:20:29 CDT
Homework 6 and Homework 7 and assigned, due Friday, 16 April 2021 and due Monday, 19 April 2021, respectively. Note: Homework 6 is warmup for Homework 7.

7 April 2021, 17:16:56 CDT
Homework 5 assigned, due Monday, 12 April 2021.

27 March 2021, 14:20:52 CDT
Correction: On problem 1 of the midterm exam the sample code was wrong. The second instruction of the equivalent MIPS code should be add r9, r2, r9. The exam was corrected at about 14:18 today (27 March).

27 March 2021, 12:06:30 CDT
Linked Zoom recordings, slides, demo code, and examples for recent lectures, including the midterm exam review, to the lectures page.

26 March 2021, 21:25:14 CDT
The Miderm Exam is available. Due 16:00 Monday, 29 March 2021.

26 March 2021, 9:06:54 CDT
The Homework 4 solution has been linked to the Homework & Exams page. The Midterm Solve-Home exam will be posted late today.

19 March 2021, 9:06:22 CDT
The Homework 3 solution has been linked to the Homework & Exams page. Graded submissions were E-mailed a minute or so ago. Those who did not do well on Problem 4 are urged to study the solution and to look for similar problems to solve.

10 March 2021, 9:14:43 CST
Homework 4 assigned, due Monday, 15 March 2021.

3 March 2021, 16:51:47 CST
Linked Zoom recordings of Monday's and today's class to the lectures page.

2 March 2021, 17:34:36 CST
The Homework 2 solution has been linked to the Homework & Exams page. Graded submissions will be E-mailed soon.

2 March 2021, 15:51:05 CST
Recent material, including Zoom recordings, has been linked to the lectures page. A pass code is needed to view the Zoom recordings. The pass code will be E-mailed later today.

23 February 2021, 18:24:16 CST
Homework 3 assigned, due Monday, 1 March 2021.

1 February 2021, 17:07:27 CST
Linked the Homework 1 solution to the Homework & Exams page.

1 February 2021, 9:14:38 CST
Homework 2 assigned, due Monday, 8 February 2021.

29 January 2021, 17:49:28 CST
Linked lecture code and examples to the lectures page.

29 January 2021, 15:15:59 CST
It is now possible to run SPIM non-graphically from a graphical connection. To do so press C-F9 or make the appropriate selection from the SPIM menu. One might want to run SPIM non-graphically to obtain a register value trace. (A trace showing each instruction executed along with the before and after value of each changed integer register.) To see a trace of the next 10 instructions type step 10 at the spim prompt.

29 January 2021, 14:31:18 CST
It is now possible to run SPIM from within Emacs in a non-graphical connection. To do so press F9 or select "Run SPIM" from the menu. (To access the menu in character mode press F10 and navigate using the arrow keys.) If you're terminal emulator is intercepting the function keys then spim can be started by typing M-x start-spim RET. (That's press-and-hold Alt, press x, release x, release Alt, then type start-spim and press Enter.)

28 January 2021, 16:58:31 CST

Homework 1 is due about midnight Friday night. It will automatically be collected by the TA-bot

It is now possible to run the SPIM MIPS simulator on a non-graphical connection. Within Emacs press F9. This will run the code to completion. An interactive option or a tracing facility might be added soon.

25 January 2021, 17:05:20 CST
Homework 1 assigned, due Friday, 29 January 2021. Computer accounts will be sent out soon.

8 January 2021, 17:48:49 CST
Set up Web pages for Spring 2021 semester.

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