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Slide 1 Michael Flynn EE382 Winter/99 EE382 Processor Design Stanford University Winter Quarter 1998-1999 Instructor: Michael Flynn Teaching Assistant: Steve Chou Administrative Assistant: Susan Gere Lecture 1 - Introduction
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Slide 2 Michael Flynn EE382 Winter/99 Class Objectives Learn theoretical analysis and limits develop intuition project long-term trends and bound design space more efficiently than simulation Learn models for VLSI component cost tradeoffs emphasis on microprocessor Learn modeling techniques for computer system performance emphasis on queuing Put it all together to balance system performance and cost Emphasis on multiprocessors, memory, and I/O Practical examples and design targets
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Slide 3 Michael Flynn EE382 Winter/99 Course Prerequisites Computer Architecture and Organization (EE282) Instruction Set Architecture Machine Organization Basic Pipeline Design Cache Organization Branch Prediction Superscalar Execution In-Order Out-of-Order Statistics Basic probability distribution functions statistical measures Familiarity with stochastic processes and Markov models is helpful, but not required
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Slide 4 Michael Flynn EE382 Winter/99 Course Information Access to the course web page is necessary http://www-leland.stanford.edu/class/ee382/ Course info, assignments, old exams, design tools,FAQs, . .. Textbook and reference material Computer Architecture: Pipelined and Parallel Processor Design, Michael J. Flynn Problem set and design problem philosophy Learn by doing: maximize learning/effort Exam philosophy Extend what you have learned Open-book, not a speed or trick contest You are expected to give us feedback Questions, office hours, email, surveys
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Slide 5 Michael Flynn EE382 Winter/99 Grading Problem Sets and Design Problems 40% 6 problem sets, 2 design problems Midterm 20% Final Exam 40% Covers entire course Scheduled March 15, 8:30-11:30AM
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Slide 6 Michael Flynn EE382 Winter/99 Key Concepts of Abstraction Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) Functional interface for assembly-language programmer Examples: SGI MIPS, Sun SPARC, PowerPC, HPPA, DEC Alpha, Intel ( x86 ), IBM System/390, IBM AS/400
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