MICROPROGRAMMED PROCESSORS

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 613
Amount: $45,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 ERWIN H. WARSHAWSKY
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Abstract
THE USE OF HOROZONTALLY MICROPROGRAMMED PROCESSORS FOR PERFORMANCE ADVANTAGES IS WELL KNOWN. THE ADVENT OF TOOLS FOR THE AUTOMATIC GENERATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF MICROCODE FOR THESE MICRO-ARCHITECTURES HAS RAISED THE QUESTION OF DESIGN ISSUES WHICH DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTE TO PERFORMANCE. IN PATICULAR, WITH THE DECREASING COST OF HARDWARE AND THE ABILITY TO MORE EASILY GENERATE MICROCODE, PERFORMANCE- ORIENTED PROCESSOR DEVELOPMENT IS BECOMING A SIGNIFICANT DESIGN PROBLEM. THE ISSUES OF CONCURRENCY, PARALLELISM, AND PROCESSING TASK DISTRIBUTION ARE OF SIGNIFICANT IMPORTANCE TO THE EVENTUAL PERFORMANCE CAPABILITY OF THESE MACHINES. THIS RESEARCH ADDRESSES APPROACHES FOR DETERMINING THE DESIGN GUIDELINES AND DESIGN PARAMETERS OF INTEREST IN EXPLOITING THESE PERFORMANCE CONCEPTS.

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