Unformatted text preview: ISA vs. Computer Architecture Old definition of computer architecture = instruction set design Other aspects of computer design called implementation Somehow seems to imply that implementation is uninteresting or less challenging More modern view: computer architecture >> ISA Architect's job much more than instruction set design; technical hurdles today more challenging than those in instruction set design
Monday August 24, 2009
Based in part on slides from Hennessy & Patterson AQ A - 4 th Edition ...
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- Spring '09