Computer Design – Spring 2012

Course No: 0907432
Course Name: Computer Design


  • Course Syllabus (pdf)
  • Slides:
  • Course Introduction (ppt)
  • Technology Trends and Performance (ppt)
  • Pipelining and Instruction Level Parallelism (ppt)
  • Handling Exceptions (ppt)
  • Large and Fast: Exploiting Memory Hierarchy (ppt)
  • Storage and Other IO Topics (ppt)
  • Multicores, Multiprocessors, and Clusters (ppt)



  • Grades of Quizzes 1, 2,  3, and 4 and midterm exam and number of absents as of Apr 19, 2012 (pdf)
  • Marks as entered in ACAD: Section 1 (pdf), Section 2 (pdf)

Last update on 13/5/2012, 2:43 pm.

29 Responses to Computer Design – Spring 2012

  1. sanaa says:

    مساء الخير دكتور غيث
    نريد ان نتأكد هل يوجد غدا محاضرة
    . لانه انا وزميلاتي بالمحاضرة بدنا نداوم فقط من اجل هذه الحاضرة ???design
    ولك جزيل الشكر

    • Gheith Abandah says:

      Dear Sanaa,
      As the U of J will start work tomorrow at 9, there is no lecture on Thursday.

  2. heba says:

    مساء الخير دكتور لو سمحت في كويز يوم الاحد

    • Gheith Abandah says:

      Dear Heba,
      Yes, Quiz 2 is on Sunday. I hope that the weather will be OK by then.

  3. heba says:

    شكرا دكتور

  4. sammy says:

    Thank you doctor for the updates 😀

  5. Gheith Abandah says:

    Dear Students of Section 2,
    Due to the current snow storm, Quiz 2 will be on Tuesday 6/3/2012.
    Good luck,

  6. kamilia says:

    Doctor for the section 1
    Quiz on wednesday?

    • Gheith Abandah says:

      Dear Kamilia,
      Section 1’s Quiz 2 is as scheduled: Monday 5/3/2012.

  7. Saja Marei says:

    يعطيك العافية دكتور
    I wanna ask about the solution of question #4 in midterm exam
    the Q says that memory access takes 2 cycles
    why in the solution it’s only 1 cycle ?????????????

    • Gheith Abandah says:

      Dear Saja,
      One cycle is needed to calculate the memory address and the second is needed to access the data memory.

  8. Razan says:

    Hello Dr. Gheith,

    I want to ask you about the 3rd quiz, when will it be held?

  9. lara says:

    Dr. Gheith
    is there a quiz on sunday 15/4 because easter is on 15/4?

    • Gheith Abandah says:

      Dear Lara,
      Because of Easter, Quiz 3 will be on 17/4/2012 for Section 2 and on 16/4/2012 for Section 1.

  10. mohammad hijaz says:

    good evening Dr. gheith,
    last lecture you said that quize three will be on wednesday 18/4/2012 for section 1 , and in your last comment you said that it will be on monday 16/4/2012 , so I wanna make sure when will it be held , monday or wednesday ??
    thank you ..

  11. Saja Marei says:

    مساء الخير دكتور
    هل يوجد غدا محاضرة تصميم الحاسوب الساعة 8 صباحا كالمعتاد ؟

  12. juman says:

    good evening Dr …
    I want to ask you about the 4th design quiz for section 8-9:30
    will be on wednesday 9-5 instead of thursday 7-5 ????????!!!!!!!!!!!
    thx alot

    • Gheith Abandah says:

      Dear Juman
      Section 1’s quiz in on Wednesday and Section 2’s quiz is on Sunday.

  13. Dua'a says:

    Good evening Dr.Gheith ,

    I want to ask about the example u explained during class time about how to measure the reliability using MTTF ( the one on the slides of the M.Sc. course u showed us) .. is failure in time = 1/MTTF or 10^9/MTTF or both are correct but the 2nd one unit is [failure per billion hour] ?? and would u please post those slides if u can ..


  14. mohammad hijaz says:

    good morning Dr. Ghaith,

    I wanna ask about the material of quiz #4 , what is it ??
    thanks ..

  15. heba hamdam says:

    يعطيك العافية دكتور
    لو سمحت بدي اسأل عن موعد الفاينل لأنه صار في كتير خربطة وبيقولوا انهم رجعوا الموعد ل24 وهيك صار عندنا كتير تعارض

    • Gheith Abandah says:

      Dear Heba,
      The department is finalizing the final exams schedule. Kindly check the departement’s announcements.
      Best regards,

  16. Maria says:

    Good afternoon Dr.Gheith,
    I’d ask about Attainable GFLOPs/sec in the book
    “Computer Organization and Design,Patterson and Hennessy” page 669,
    equals Min(PMB*AI,PFP) and in the slides we take Max, why?

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