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Midterm 1 Study Guide Program performance o What aspects affect it and how Stored program concept, how was this revolutionary? Basic stored program execution flow (lec2, slide 6) RISC vs. CISC o Basic organization, how are the different? o Advantages and disadvantages o Where can operands come from? How is this advantageous for building RISC pipelines? MIPS o Registers § How many, how big, why are some special? o Instruction formats § What are they § Why only three § Advantages of fixed formatting/size § Why aren’t all fields used? Advantages/disadvantages § Implications/side effects of changing a field size (e.g., changing the number of registers to 6 but leaving the instruction length fixed at 23-bits) o Assembly code § Write some assembly for basic C++ code: loops, if/else o Support for procedure/function calls § How are arguments and return values handled § Temporary vs saved registers § Caller vs. callee saved registers § Return address? § Stack frame, what is in it and why is it useful
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2012 for the course EEL 4713 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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