CSCI-UA.0436 - Prof. Grishman

Lecture 6: Logic Design -- Memories;  MIPS Architecture

(finish presentation on register arrays)

Memories (RAMs) (text, section C.9)

MIPS architecture (text, chapter 2)

Simple structure of  MIPS: RISC approach influenced design of ARM (Acorn RISC Machine) architecture, which is now the dominant architecture for cell phones
Sharp contract with CISC (complex instruction set) architectures such as the Intel 80x86 (sec. 2.17) Focus in RISC on simple, fast instructions for common operations
    ... will return to performance issues later in semester