Discussion Board

Piazza will be used for all course related discussion and Q/A. You can find answers to questions from other students and ask your own questions here.

EWS includes a list of labs on campus. See the remote connections page for information on working from home.

Useful Books

  • Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, 5th Edition, David Patterson and John Hennessy
  • Modern Processor Design: Fundamentals of Superscalar Processors, 1st Edition, John Shen and Mikko Lipasti
  • High-Performance Computer Architecture, 3rd Edition, Harold S. Stone
  • Structured Computer Organization, 4th Edition, Andrew Tanenbaum

Disability-Related Accommodations

To obtain disability-related academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids, students with disabilities must contact the course instructor and the Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) as soon as possible. To contact DRES, you may visit 1207 S. Oak St., Champaign, call 333-4603, e-mail or go to If you are concerned you have a disability-related condition that is impacting your academic progress, there are academic screening appointments available that can help diagnosis a previously undiagnosed disability. You may access these by visiting the DRES website and selecting �Request an Academic Screening� at the bottom of the page.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Any student who has suppressed their directory information pursuant to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) should self-identify to the instructor to ensure protection of the privacy of their attendance in this course. See for more information on FERPA.

Sexual Misconduct Reporting Obligation

The University of Illinois is committed to combating sexual misconduct. Faculty and staff members are required to report any instances of sexual misconduct to the University�s Title IX Office. In turn, an individual with the Title IX Office will provide information about rights and options, including accommodations, support services, the campus disciplinary process, and law enforcement options.

A list of the designated University employees who, as counselors, confidential advisors, and medical professionals, do not have this reporting responsibility and can maintain confidentiality, can be found here:

Other information about resources and reporting is available here: