Reading Assignment and Discussion Topics
Computer Science 471

for class on Tuesday Dec. 3, 1996

Please read the first 4 sections of the MIPS R10000 Document Handout.

In this class we will try to come to grips with the operation of a processor that not only can issue multiple instructions simultaneously, but that can execute instructions in an order different from the one the compiler asked for. We will build a high-level datapath and focus on issues involving the ``front'' of the processor such as branch prediction and register renaming.