Performance Optimization of the PASCAL to DEC VAX 11/780 Microcode Compiler.
Final rept. 16 Nov 79-16 Aug 80,
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE
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Previous research activity at The George Washington University has demonstrated the feasibility of designing a compiler which accepts a high level programming language HLL and produces microcode for a computer with a horizontal control word format. On going research activity described herein is demonstrating the feasibility of designing a compiler with PASCAL as an input HLL that can generate microcode for the DEC VAX 11780 computer which is installed in the BMDATC Distributed Data Processing DDP Test Bed. The effort described has as its goal the installation of this compiler at the Test Bed and to interface with the User Microprogramming support software provided by DEC. Additional tasks include optimizing the performance of the compiler and conducting a study of the interface between compiler generated microcode and CPU architectures. Author
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