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Computer Architecture

  1. Michael Flynn

Published Online: 14 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse071

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

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Flynn, M. 2007. Computer Architecture. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. .

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  1. Stanford University, Stanford, California

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  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2007
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Figure 1. Number of transistors per chip.

(Source: National Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors)

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Figure 2. Design tradeoffs for high-end and low-end processors.

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Figure 3. Processor architecture block diagram.

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Figure 4. Instruction execution sequence.

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Figure 5. SISD – single instruction, single data stream.

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Figure 6. SIMD – single instruction, multiple data stream.

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Figure 7. MISD – multiple instruction, single data stream.

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Figure 8. MIMD – multiple instruction, multiple data stream.

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Figure 9. Instruction timing in a pipelined processor.

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Figure 10. Instruction timing of a pipelined ILP processor.