Laboratory options for the computer science major
Proceedings of the 2003 workshop on Computer architecture education Held in conjunction with the 30th International Symposium on Computer Architecture - WCAE '03
Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs typically converge on the Dynamic-Static Interface (DSI) from opposite directions. Computer Science (CS) introduces students to system architecture and organization so they can have a better appreciation for the mechanisms that make their software work, whereas Computer Engineering (CE) introduces students to software design so they can have a better appreciation for the software that will be using the hardware systems they design. Mindful of
... esign. Mindful of this distinction between CS and CE, we chronicle the efforts of our CS department to capitalize on current trends in the design and implementation of digital systems to extend our students' expertise in this area. We summarize the current curriculum in our department, present a survey of the language options we have explored for evolving our curriculum, and conclude with a brief description of the laboratory environment we have adopted, which is centered on the Handel-C hardware implementation language.