Computer Organisation & Program Execution
COMP2300/6300 (Semester 1 2017)
Welcome to ANU’s introductory computer architecture course. We will be serious about hardware this year and you will take a complex computer system (the STM32L476G discovery “disco” board) home from week 1. It might seem like there’s more hardware here than you could possibly master in one semester… and that’s probably true—we won’t cover all (or even most) of the features of this board in one semester. Still, you will master a lot more about CPUs (and how programs are organised and executed) at the end the course than you would believe now.