Ideally one would desire an indefinitely large memory capacity such
that any particular . . . word would be immediately available. . . .
We are . . . forced to recognize the possibility of constructing a
hierarchy of memories, ea
I/O certainly has been lagging in the last decade.
Public Lecture (1976)
Also, I/O needs a lot of work.
Keynote Address, 15th Annual Symposium
on Computer Architecture (1988)
Combining bandwidth and storage . enab
Networks and Clusters
The Medium is the Message because it is the medium that
shapes and controls the search and form of human associations
Understanding Media (1964)
The marvelsof film, radio, and televisio
Fundamentals of Computer Design
And now for something completely different.
Monty Pythons Flying Circus
The Task of a Computer Designer
Cost, Price and their Trends
Measuring and Reporti
Level Parallelism with
Processors are being produced with the potential for very many parallel
operations on the instruction level.Far greater extremes in instructionlevel parallelism are on the horizon.
A n Add the number in storage location n into the accumulator.
If the number in the accumulator is greater than or equal to
zero execute next the order which stands in storage location
n; otherwise proceed seri
Fill in the blank with MIPS or C according to the given code
/ $s0 -> a (use $s0 for a),
/ $s1 -> b
/ $s2 -> c, $s3 -> z
int a=4, b=5, c=6, z;
z = a+b+c+10;
/ $s0 -> int *p = (int *)malloc
/ $s1 -> a
p = 0;
int a = 2;
Due Thursday Oct.27, East 1-104B
1. From Computer Organization and Design (COD) (Fourth Edition), do exercises 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 4.7, 4.10.
2.Using the figure below, show all the necessary data and control path modifications fo
Project 2 Cache Controller
Due date: Dec.31. 2013
This project is intended to help you understand the cache architecture and its mechanism.
In this project, you will design a first-level data cache controller with Veril
Due Thursday Oct.18
1. The following C program is compiled into MIPS objects with no optimization and with
Due Thursday Nov.29
1. From Computer Organization and Design (COD) (Fourth Edition), do exercises 4.24, 4.25, 4.27.
2. In the figure, we show the simple 5-stage MIPS pipelined processor. This processor does not have forwardi
Binary address: 12, 100001102, 110101002, 12, 100001112, 110101012, 101000102,
101000012, 102, 1011002, 1010012, 110111012
Tag: Binary address > 4 bits
Index: Binary address mod 16
Hit/Miss: M, M, M, H, M, M, M, M, M, M, M, M
Due Thursday Nov.8
1. From Computer Organization and Design (COD) (Fourth Edition), do exercises
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124, 4.29, 4.37, 4.39.
2. The following piece of code is executed using the pipeline shown in Figure 4
The turning away from the conventional organization came in the middle 1960s, when the
law of diminishing returns began to take effect in the effort to increase the operational
speed of a computer. Electron