Architecture Research Project (Project 2)

CS 441, Dr. Lawlor
A substantial chunk of your course grade comes from the two semester projects. 
    PROJ2: a software development or hardware performance analysis project, due in December.

Here's what's left of the semester:
   November 2011
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 <- topic due in class (and thanksgiving break)
27 28 29 30

December 2011
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 2 3 <- rough draft due
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 <- presentations
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 <- project final draft (and final exam)
Please have your project topic (see list below) picked out by class on Tuesday, November 22.  You don't need to write anything up, but you should be ready to give a useful two-minute synopsis of the topic.

Your rough draft is due Thursday, December 1.  This should work, but need not have all the features you want, or be polished well.

We'll do the presentations on Thursday, December 8.  There are seven people in class, and 90 minutes, so that's about 12 minutes per person.  You should prepare about 10 minutes of interesting, informative content, which leaves 2 minutes for questions and to change speakers.  PowerPoint is NOT required, but you MUST have a clear idea of what you will present AND some sort of examples/illustrations/code/graphs.

Your final draft is due Thursday, December 15 before midnight.  Everything should work and be well polished: documentation also counts!

Possible Project Topics

Or choose your own topic!  Topics should be something applied: write and analyze real code to do something interesting.