Accession Number:

AD0760297

Title:

Computer Architecture and Instruction Set Design,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE R I CENTER FOR COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

Report Date:

1973-06-04

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the paper is to present a set of ideas on the design of machine architecture and its implementation from a practical point of view. The paper deals with this topic from two directions. The first is that of designing an optimal architecture for a specific application e.g. component design, CAI, or just general-purpose computing, and the second is that of compromising this design in consideration of the hardware on which it must be implemented. The paper discusses the various trade-offs in choosing design aspects of the system the discussion covers such topics as special-purpose instructions, program-oriented design as in the Burroughs family, ease of compiling high-level languages for the system, and ultimately, how to design architectures with organization and efficiency in mind. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE