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March 2, 2005  © 2003 Craig Zilles (derived from slides by Howard Huang) 1 A single-cycle MIPS processor An instruction set architecture is an  interface  that  defines the hardware operations which are available to software. Any instruction set can be implemented in many  different ways. Over the next few weeks we’ll see several possibilities. — In a basic  single-cycle implementation 
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Unformatted text preview: all operations take the same amount of time—a single cycle. — A multicycle implementation allows faster operations to take less time than slower ones, so overall performance can be increased. — Finally, pipelining lets a processor overlap the execution of several instructions, potentially leading to big performance gains....
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