6.911 - Architectures Anonymous

Intel 4004
Chimaera logic block
MARS Router


Meeting Time

  • 7-9pm on Tuesdays, starting Feb. 1, 2000
  • Meet in the NE43 8th floor playroom, outside of room 818


This is a seminar course designed to teach students about various strange and wonderful architectures that are not covered elsewhere in the undergraduate curriculum. Topics that will be discussed include dataflow computers, reversible computers, non-standard memory consistency models, and biological computation. Each student will choose a topic on which to give a presentation; there will be two one-hour presentations each week. Online pre-registration is required. Grading will be pass/fail based on presentations and attendance.

Schedule, Lecture Notes and Papers

Supplemental Reading / References

Course Guidelines (including policy on listeners)

Recommended Text

  • Advanced Computer Architecture by Kai Hwang


  1. General Information
  2. Course Format and Requirements
  3. Schedule of Topics