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Computer Architecture II CSC/CPE 315 Where software and hardware finally meet Prof. Franklin Chapter 1 – Fabrication
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What is Computer Architecture? Program software Write compilers Design assembly language Design processor Optimize layout, circuits, etc Design transistor technology Architecture
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Instruction Set Architecture Provides a view of the computer to the compiler/programmer Performance Compiler optimizations Hardware optimizations Price Implementation difficulty (labor) Implementation size (manufacturing)
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Processor Design Where software and hardware meet Memory system, bus structure, chip design High-level ISA implementation (P1 vs P2) Performance Price Implementation difficulty (labor) Implementation size (manufacturing)
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Hardware Implementation Detailed logic design Performance Low-level optimizations Price Packaging technology
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What do high-level instructions get compiled down to? How do you build a basic machine? How do architects specialize the hardware to run programs quickly?
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course CMPSC 154 taught by Professor Franklin during the Fall '09 term at UCSB.

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