Reading Assignment and Discussion Topics
Computer Science 471

for class on Thursday Dec. 5, 1996

Please read section 5 of the MIPS R10000 Document Handout.

In this class we will address issues at the ``back'' end of the R10000 processor, including the cache and TLB structure. We will also consider how a compiler might relate to this design: how should dynamic execution, branch prediction, and the other fancy features of the chip influence the compiler's choice and arrangement of instructions?