Instructor: David Patterson
The subjects covered in this course include assembly language programming, how higher level programs are translated into machine language, the general structure of computers, interrupts, caches, address translation, and related topics.
The prerequisites are that you have taken Computer Science 61B, or that you know one of C, C++, or Java and have taken 61A.
General Introductory Course Information
Frequently Asked Questions about 61C
Tentative Schedule (and Lecture Notes)
The midterm will be given Wednesday March 17 5-8PM in 1 Pimentel. There will be a review for the midterm on Sunday March 14 starting at 2PM in the same room. It will be given over a 3-hour period in the evening to reduce time pressure.
The final will be given on Wednesday May 12 5-8PM (note change from published schedule) in 1 Pimentel. There will be a review for the final on Sunday May 9 starting at 2PM in the same room.
The class newsgroup is ucb.class.cs61c.
It will be used extensively to communicate information on the course and
labs. You should read it regularly.
We have SPIM available for several systems. Please make sure your programs
work on both our HP and Solaris Machines in 271 Soda before you submit
We will be using the second edition of Patterson and Hennessy's Computer Organization and Design book ("COD"). Try to find the third printing. (Don't get "Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach" by the same authors; it is intended for a graduate course!).
You should also get a C reference. We recommend The C Programming Language, Second Edition by Kernighan and Ritchie ("K&R"), and will make references its sections in the reading assignments, but other books might be suitable if you are already comfortable with them.
Readers will (evenutally) be available from Copy Central on Hearst,
1/2 block west of Euclid.
Current Assignment Handouts
Below are the assignments from Fall 1998 semester. Most of these documents are in PDF format; we try to provide a PostScript (ps) translation, and an approximate equivalent in ASCII text (txt).
|TT 8-9||14||71 Evans||Brendan|
|TT 9-10||15||106 Moffit||Brendan|
|TT 10-11||16||3 Evans||Dmitriy|
|TT 11-12||17||105 Stanley||Dmitriy|
|TT 12-1||18||4 Evans||Nemanja|
|TT 1-2||19||241 Cory||Nemanja|
|TT 2-3||20||50 Barrows||Kelvin|
|TT 3-4||21||31 Evans||Michael|
|TT 4-5||22||3111 Etcheverry||Michael|
|WF 8-9||23||310 Soda||Gek|
|WF 9-10||11||2 Evans||Tai Ping|
|WF 10-11||12||9 Evans||Tai Ping|
|WF 11-12||13||85 Evans||Mark|
|WF 12-1||24||310 Soda||Josh|
|Name||Preferred Name||Office Hour||Location|
|Gek Siong Low||Gek||cs61c-tb||TBA||TBA|
|Dmitiry Portnov||Dmitriy||cs61c-tc||Tu 12-1||345 Soda|
|Josh Cantrell||Josh||cs61c-td||TT 11-12||283 Soda|
|Kelvin Lwin||Kelvin||cs61c-te||W 2-3||283F Soda|
|Nemanja Isailovic||Nemanja||cs61c-tf||Th 11-12||TBA|
|Brendan Ferguson||Brendan||cs61c-tg||Th 10-11||283 Soda|
|Tai Ping Yu||Tai Ping||cs61c-tj||F 11-12||TBA|