EE382 Processor Design

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EE382 Processor Design

Class Objectives

Course Prerequisites

Course Information

Grading

Key Concepts of Abstraction

Instruction Set Architecture

Instruction Set Types

L/S ISA General Characteristics

R/M ISA General Characteristics

ISA Syntax Terminology

ISA Assumptions

Moore’s Law

Die Size Growth

Finer Lithography

Limits on scaling

Beyond CMOS MOSFETs

Fabrication Facility Costs

Microprocessor Business Model

Performance Growth

PC Shipment Growth

System Price/Performance

Representative System

Summary

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Author: Mike Flynn

Email: gere@stanford.edu

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