ECE 3055 Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
photograph of the MIPS R2000 RISC Microprocessor.
The 1986 MIPS
R2000 with five pipeline stages and 450,000 transistors was the world’s first
commercial RISC microprocessor.
©1995-2004 courtesy of Michael Davidson, Florida State University, http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/chipshots.
Course materials (after class extra copies
left with lab TAs)
New 16 core
AMD Opteron 6200 processor
Slides from Computer Organization & Design by Patterson and Hennessy 4th
Figures & Slides from Operating Systems Concepts by Silberschatz & Galvin 8th Edition
A Student VHDL-based timing simulation of the MIPS Processor
running in the Free Altera Quartus
II FPGA CAD tool.