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Unformatted text preview: LSU EE 4720 Homework 4 Due: 4 September 2010 Questions in this assignment are about VAX, an ISA that was mentioned in class but for which no details were given. Use the VAX-11 Architecture Reference Manual (Cover, 1982; text, 1980), which is linked to the course references page, as a reference for this assignment. (The VAX MACRO and Instruction Set Reference Manual can be used as a secondary reference; you may also use any other resources that you can find.) Chapter and section numbers in this assignment refer to the VAX-11 manual, not to the VAX MACRO manual. Problem 1: Compare the design goals for VAX as described in Section 1.1 to the design goals for SPARC as described in the SPARC Architecture Manual V8 Section 1.1 (also linked to the course references page). ( a ) List the design goals for each architecture that are considered defining elements of the respective ISA family (CISC and RISC). Explain whether the design goals in VAX and SPARC are mutually exclusive (meaning you cant easily do both).exclusive (meaning you cant easily do both)....
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course EE 4720 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at LSU.
- Fall '08