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TDTS10 Computer Architecture


To pass the course, you need to get at least a "G" in the two examination items
  • TEN1 (U,3,4,5): Written exam
  • LAB1 (U,G): Laboratory assignments

Important information about the labs

The labs are to be done in groups of at most two students. You must adhere to all of the following rules:

  • The lab assignments must be solved independently by each group.
  • You are not allowed to give your lab results or lab reports to another group.
  • You are not allowed to take, copy, or in any other way mimic other groups' lab results and lab reports.
  • All group members must be active in all parts of the labs, including writing source code, testing, conducting experiments, writing lab reports, and during the examination.
  • The examination is always based on individual performance.
If you fail to follow at least one of the rules, you may be reported to the disciplinary committee at Link?ping University. The University Disciplinary Board consists of a group of people, including the University Rector, that evaluate various cases of cheating and decide on possible consequences. More information about the labs is available here: Laborations

Written exam

  • Questions will be in English. You may answer in Swedish or English.
  • The only admitted material to the exam is a language dictionary between English and your native language. Note that electronic dictionaries are not allowed.
  • Most likely a mixture of problem oriented questions and subjective questions.
  • Problem solving questions will be similar to those discussed/mentioned during the lectures (see Lecture Notes on the left). You may also find similar questions in textbook.
  • Examples of subjective questions are (i)What does the control unit do? (ii) What is RISC? CISC? (iii) Why are fix-length instructions good ? (iv) What is principle of locality?
  • The following are in the course syllabus and the reading instructions, but they will NOT be covered in final exam: Multiplication and Division (Textbook: 3.4,3.5), Disk and flash storage (Textbook: 6.3, 6.4), Advanced topics (Textbook: 7.1 to 7.7)
  • Questions from past years are given below. You may look at them for questions that are familiar to you but note that they were based on a different textbook and a slightly different course material.

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    Last updated: 2015-11-01