Computer Science 2500
Computer Organization

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Spring 2009

Instructor: Dr. James D. Teresco, AE 124, 276-6348
Electronic mail: terescoj AT (best contact method)
Class Web: [Link]
Class Hour: Tuesday-Friday 10:00-11:50, Sage 3303
Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 1:30-3:00, by appointment
Teaching Assistants: Bang Duc Le, Murat Semerci
TA Email: bangdl and semerm, both
TA Hours: Monday 4:00-6:00, AE 217; Thursday 4:00-6:00, MRC 330
Undergraduate TAs: Robert Ferris, Andrew Zonenberg
Undergrad TA hours: Monday 12-2 (AE Lounge), Tuesday 6-9 (Library 353A), Thursday 12-2 (AE Lounge)

Course Information: [Complete Syllabus] [Lecture and Reading Schedule, Assignments]

The required text for the course is Computer Organization and Design, The Hardware/Software Interface, Fourth Edition (Elsevier, ISBN 9780123744937) by Patterson and Hennessy. This is available from the RPI Bookstore (and elsewhere). If you buy elsewhere, be sure to get the correct edition. It was just published in November.

You may also wish to purchase the optional text, The C Language Reference Manual, Fifth Edition by Harbison and Steele.

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