The course will rely on a large collection of technical papers. Most of the readings are available in digital form; I have collected them on a readings page that is accessible only from computers on the Rice campus. Bibliographic references appear on the lectures page, as well as embedded in the notes for individual lectures.
In addition to the papers, the course will rely on several chapters from Engineering a Compiler, 2nd Edition. Students who do not already have a copy of EaC2e should be able to use the copies on reserve for the class in Fondren Library.
The course syllabus provides current information on course policies and expectations.
Lecture notes are posted online, typically before class. The lecture notes often have material beyond what is covered in the lecture.
See the slides from class on the project.
If you are looking for more programs to test against, you might consider the benchmarks used last year in Comp 512.
The course will have a midterm and a final. The exams will be closed-notes, closed-book, take-home exams, of two to three hour duration.