Feb 18, 2017
An excellent course provided by phenomenal professors! Everything is broken down into simple, easily understandable portions, and leaves you with a clear idea how to proceed to solve a given problem.
Feb 15, 2017
One of the best courses I have taken on Coursera. I feel much more knowledgable about the lower-level workings of computers now. I hope at some point Coursera offers the second part of the course.
創建者 Satvik C•
Jun 14, 2017
The best way to teach the course.
創建者 Ned P•
May 27, 2017
I didn't know what to expect coming into this course but I was really blown away with the quality of the written content as well as the lectures. It really is the perfect course for any engineer wanting to know what goes into their baby
創建者 Junaid K•
Jul 04, 2018
Really good course. You will learn how to actually build your own computer. The projects can take some time,yes .But its quite rewarding. Do check it out
創建者 Pushkar D•
Nov 12, 2017
I can't praise this course enough! It transforms your working knowledge of computer systems into a clear picture of what is happening behind the scenes. In this part 1 of the course, I learnt how basic gates are used to make more complex chips such as ALU, CPU and Memory. This helped me understand the application of Boolean Algebra in computer science. Next, I understood how instructions are executed on the computer and that computer architecture design is quite complex (although a simple one is presented here). Week 5 assignment is the toughest, in my opinion. Finally, the course ended with an assignment to write an assembler (something I have been wanting to do at least once in my life i.e writing translators). The satisfaction level for this course is a 10/10.
創建者 Helmut B•
Feb 08, 2017
Fantastic course which gives a wonderful overall insight of how computers are built up
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Dec 11, 2017
創建者 Lyon L•
Mar 20, 2018
amazing course! Thanks for your great subject design and project design, thanks again!
Jul 16, 2017
A very well put together course with excellent course materials. Thank you Noam, Shimon, and the team -- I learnt loads from this.
創建者 BAPPADITYA D•
Jun 03, 2017
This course helped me to learn how a basic computer performs.My heartiest thanks to both of my beloved professors and mentors for helping me to understand the crux of computer design.I am looking for future courses offered by them with advanced difficulty level and related to computer architecture and design that covers more detailed parts of computers like ALU, CPU etc.
創建者 Chris K•
Feb 05, 2017
Awesome course. I've already recomme
創建者 Alex L•
Aug 30, 2017
Excellent course, I looked at computers in a whole new way after taking this course.
創建者 Jon I•
May 11, 2017
A very enjoyable class, which takes you from the basics of logic gates, through constructing larger logical units such as an ALU, through to machine code, and finally (the last, and definitely hardest section) writing your own assembler for the 'Hack' instruction set. Every stage has been carefully thought through by the instructors, and a lot of effort obviously went into finding forms which would be accessible for the beginner to construct (for example, every machine code instruction occupies exactly one 16 bit word, and the instructions themselves carefully designed to make the CPU control logic as easy as possible to implement).
For an even lower level of computer construction, this course is complemented very well with the series of videos that Ben Eater is creating on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/eaterbc/videos - detailed the construction of a very basic 8-Bit 'Simple As Possible' computer from discrete logic chips. He goes into a lot of detail about the construction of various Flip Flops, for example, whose existence and abilities are just assumed in this course. On the other hand, for a higher level look at computers, the natural followup to this course is Nand to Tetris Part II, which is also on Coursera.
創建者 Jon M•
Aug 19, 2017
Very well done! Challenging and I learned a lot!
Jul 23, 2017
Jul 16, 2017
Highly recommended course for anyone interested in understanding computers.
Sep 25, 2017
It led me to the fantastic world of computer!
創建者 Rahul R•
Sep 20, 2017
Great hands on course for beginners! Videos are very concise and thorough and the discussion forums are extremely helpful for getting through projects!
創建者 Apar B•
Jan 10, 2018
I would highly recommend this course for anyone interested in any level of abstraction between Computer Architecture to Logic gates. I would highly recommend it to senior undergrad or first-year Masters Computer Science/Engineering students. Being a Masters student of Computer Engineering, I loved this course. The only problem is that we cannot use any industrial HDL (like Verilog) for most of the projects. The syntax for the HDL was a nightmare, especially the sub-bus parts. However, any programming language may be used to build the last project, Assembler. I did it in C++.
創建者 William H•
Jan 01, 2018
Very good course
創建者 Yannis G•
Jan 30, 2017
Amazing course. It helps very much to get an idea of the computer hardware.
創建者 Lei D•
Jun 13, 2016
Excellent course! I'm extremely looking forward to part 2.
創建者 Michael D•
Apr 09, 2018
While I'm already a software engineer and have taken introductory EE courses, I have never gotten the full picture of how software is interacting with the hardware. When you code, you usually think of branching as choosing to execute one segment of code or another. While this is true for a lot of jump executions, it was also really interesting to see how the hardware is constantly doing multiple execution paths at the same time when working with registers/ram addresses. It starts to paint a better picture of the under-the-hood performance and optimization, and gives an idea of how advanced CPU instructions like SSE might work. All of this is done in such an approachable way in this course. I feel like assembly is more approachable to me now, as well.
創建者 Ali A•
Nov 18, 2016
I love this course, I think it's one of the best I did in the past few years, most of the content are material that I read over twenty years ago, but the style and projects in this course bring the subject to another level.
The course is fun, and by the end of it I had a working virtual computer from the components I built, running machine code from the assembler I wrote. The course is fun, it's clear, simple to follow, and the instructor are great.
The truth is I felt a little sad that the course ended :). Looking forward for the second part of it.
創建者 David L•
Feb 14, 2017
Amazing course, I really enjoyed it, I recommend to all who wish to understand better about the computational architecture from its foundation.
創建者 Zan H•
Jun 20, 2016
Never seen a more unique course.