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Distance Learning, Organizations

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Seminaries would be partially used to guide you through the topics on the start. The rest of the time would be provided to answer your questions. Write more general questions to the subject forum and post link into meeting “chat”. Questions related to ongoing activity in the meeting room should be ask in the room's chat.


Lectures will be realized in frame of the virtual meeting and or on YouTube. A basic textbook that fully covers at least the first half of the semester is Computer Organization and Design, The HW / SW Interface in the fourth (MIPS) edition by professor Patterson and Henessy. The book is available to CTU students in an electronic form via the https://dialog.cvut.cz/ service. To access, select Prosím, vyberte si svou univerzitu: option České vysoké učení technické, fill in your login details and confirm. Then select the source Knovel and enter the book authors names into the search entry, limit the search list to books only (first Book/Text and then Book) and you can read the content.

Consultation and Seminaries

Weekly meeting schedule - the room will be open on Wednesday at 16:15 and we start with the lecture or with discussion if the lecture is already available on YouTube. Questions should be written into open room chat and they will be answered mostly in the first come in, the first come out (FIFO) order. The currently open rooms are accessible from your profile at Brute.

Skipped 2 Weeks

Topic of the week from March 23-27 is the seminar 4 – cache. It is recommended to implement bubble-sort (bonus point is provided when commited to personal GIT on FEE GitLab). Description and list of tasks for actual seminar is available on exercise 4 page. According to the instructions of the department officer, the week from 23.3. to 29.3. is considered the fourth (4th) teaching week.

Because two weeks without education do not officially count into semester, the homework 1 deadline has been postponed by week.

Bubble-sort and possibly other assembler tasks submissions

We are looking for a way to automate and simplify both students and lectors interaction to the maximum. In the case of review and feedback on the implementation of the bubble-sort algorithm, we will assume that the implementation is provided in the file work/bubble-sort/bubble-sort.S of your repository. Implementation must export the array_size and array_start symbols with the .globl directive, with no data or code behind the array_start symbol in the next 200 bytes whose overwriting would adversely affect running program. The test program loads the test data set into memory starting from the array_start address, fills the number of elements into the word at address array_size. The program is run then and whnw it stops at the break instruction, processed data are retrieved from the array_start address. The template for the project and its evaluation is provided in the repository stud-support. See bubble-sort project template in the directory (seminaries/qtmips/buble-sort). It holds even template source file work/bubble-sort/bubble-sort.S. It should be renamed your implementation should be fill into it. Copy the file and possibly other files under the correct name to the work/bubble-sort directory of your repository. All development can be done using internal assembler. If you want to perform testing as we do to automate testing, you need an external mips-elf compiler. With internal one, we are not yet able to refer to the correct addresses when uploading. If you specify addresses with absolute values, it is also possible to test with internal assembler

qtmips_cli --dump-cycles --mass bubble-sort.S --load-range 0x12340, array_size.in --load-range 0x12344, array_data.in

Brute Big Blue Button

The Big Blue Button system integrated into Brute will be used for interactive learning and meetings. Tutorial for students here BigBlueButton overview for viewers (students).


The source code used during lectures and introductory demonstrations during seminaries are provided to students for their own experiments in a form of the repository https://gitlab.fel.cvut.cz/b35apo/stud-support. The code submitted for review and evaluation should be passed through the personal GIT repository. The notification that code should be reviewed shell be sent by e-mail together with evaluation or as for help and URL pointing to given file in the repository.

Credit and Exam

A mandatory check of your work and understanding of the topics are the four homeworks, semestral work and exam. As the mechanism to record your presence on seminaries are commits with your experiments and code into your GIT repository at least once during each week. We are not yet able to predict the terms and method of the examination.

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