Final Exam! The final exam is scheduled on 7 th, August, Friday 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) The goal of a RISC architecture is high throughput and fast execution. To achieve these goals, accesses to memory are to be avoided. A RISC architecture has the following properties: Memory accesses are restricted to load and store instructions, and data-manipulation instructions are register-to-register. Addressing modes are limited in number. Instruction formats are all of the same length. Instructions perform elementary operations.
Datapath Organization The new datapath has 32 32-bit registers. The address inputs are therefore five bits. The replacement of the single-bit position shifter with a barrel shifter to permit multiple-position (SH) shifting. In the function unit, the ALU is expanded to 32 bits. The constant unit performs zero fill for CS=0 and sign extension for CS=1. MUX A is added to provide a path from the updated PC, PC -1, for implementation of the JML instruction.
Datapath Organization contd. Adding an additional input to MUX D to implement the Set if Less Than (SLT) instruction. It is 1 when N is 1 and V is 0, or N is 0 and V is 1. A final difference is that the register file is no longer edge triggered and is no longer a part of a pipeline platform at the end of the write-back (WB) stage. In the second half of the cycle, it is possible to read data written into the register file during the first half of the same clock cycle. It is called a read-after-write register file.
Control Organization SH is added to IR, CS is added to the instruction decoder, MD is expanded to two bits. MUX C selects from three different sources for the next value of PC. BrA is formed from the sum of the updated PC value for the branch instruction and the target offset. BAA is used for the register jump. BS, PS and Z are used to select the next PC value.
Branch Prediction 1 BZ R1, 18 2 MOV R2, R3 3 MOV R1, R2 4 MOV R4, R2 20 MOV R5, R6 IFDOFEXWB IFDOF IF BZ R1, 18 NOP IFDOFEXWB MOV R5, R6 No change PC set to 20 Branch detected and bubbles launched
CISC Architecture The goal of the CISC architecture is to match more closely the operations used in programming language and to provide instructions that facilitate compact programs and conserve memory. A purely CISC architecture has the following properties: Memory access is directly available to most types of instructions. Addressing modes are substantial in number. Instruction formats are of different lengths. Instructions perform both elementary and complex operations.