This course is organized around 12 in-class labs on varying topics.
Each lab requires you to write a lab report that answers key questions as you work through the lab. These reports should follow the format of the LibreOffice template provided here. Answers to most lab questions can be short; a few sentences is generally sufficient.
The first lab (and only the first lab!) will be submitted via the Sakai site. For all other labs, everything (programs source code, lab reports, etc...) must be checked into the corresponding lab directory in version control and pushed to the online repository.
Lab Reports must be submitted in PDF format, not as LibreOffice files (Choose File->Export as PDF). Documents not in PDF format will be returned ungraded.
Pre-Lab checkpoints are due at the beginning of class of the corresponding lab. A "checkpoint" is simply a quick verification that the requested activity was complete. Detailed grading will be done when the full lab report is submitted.
The full Lab Report is due by 5:00am on the dates listed in the table below. (The intent is that you finish it up at your leisure the night before, rather than waiting till the last second and submitting it at 4:59am...)
To account for the varying amount of work required, each lab is worth a different point amount, as listed in the table below.
|Lab #||Topic||Lab Start Date||Lab Report Due Date||Points Per Problem||Pre-Lab Points||Lab Points|
|1||Linux Basics||Sept 2nd, 2014||Sept 6th, 2014 by 5am||Rubric||50||75|
|2||Version Control||Sept 4th, 2014||Sept 8th, 2014 by 5am||Rubric||20||50|
(Language, Tools, and Makefiles)
|Sept 9th, 2014||Sept 15th, 2014 by 5am||Rubric||-||70|
|4||C Programming Project||Sept 16th, 2014||Sept 22nd, 2014 by 5am||Rubric||-||150|
|5||Performance Measurement||Sept 23rd, 2014||Sept 29th, 2014 by 5am||Rubric||-||150|
(Compilers and programmer techniques)
|Sept 30th, 2014||Oct 6th, 2014 by 5am||Rubric||-||150|
|7||Performance Optimization Project||Oct 7th, 2014||Oct 15th, 2014 by 5am||Rubric||-||150|
|Oct 16th, 2014||Oct 22nd, 2014 by 5am||Rubric||-||175|
|9||Endianness||Oct 23rd, 2014||Oct 29th, 2014 by 5am||Rubric||-||150|
|10||MIPS Assembly Programming (Basic)||Nov 6th, 2014||Nov 17th, 2014 by 5am||Rubric||-||150|
|11||MIPS Assembly Programming (Intermediate)||Nov 18th, 2014||Dec 1st, 2014 by 5am||Rubric||-||175|
|12||Network Socket Programming with Python||Dec 2nd, 2014||Dec 8th, 2014 by 5am||Rubric||-||125|