ECE 3055 Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
J. Hamblen


Full die 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.

Photograph ©1995-2004 courtesy of Michael Davidson, Florida State University,

Course materials (after class extra copies left with lab TAs)

Software & Related links



New 16 core AMD Opteron 6200 processor

Figures & Slides from Computer Organization & Design by Patterson and Hennessy 4th Edition


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.