Accession Number:

AD0757548

Title:

Design of a Multilevel Microprogrammable Computer and a High-Level Microprogramming Language.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN ELECTRONICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

237.0

Abstract:

A mulitlevel microprogrammable computer and a high-level parallel microprogramming language as integral parts of a user microprogrammable system has been designed. Their primary design objective is to support the user microprogramming concept and practice. A multilevel microprogrammable computer matches a hierarchy of microprogram to that of microprogram memories. Executing microprograms via a cache memory, it self-optimizes microprogram structures by natural selection to given problem environs to enhance its performance. An algorithm for determining an optimum microprogram memory allocation is derived to realize an optimum cost-performance of the computer. The proposed high-level microprogramming language permits the compiler to detect parallel control streams it can be compiled into parallel microprograms in a horizontal microinstruction format. The proposed computer and microprogramming language are applied to microprogram significance arithmetic for comparative evaluations. Author Modified Abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE