CMPUT429/CMPE382 Winter 2001

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Table of Contents

CMPUT429/CMPE382 Winter 2001

Technology Trends: Microprocessor Capacity

Memory Capacity (Single Chip DRAM)

Technology Trends (Summary)

Processor Performance Trends

Processor Performance (1.35X before, 1.55X now)

Performance Trends (Summary)

Computer Architecture Topics

Computer Architecture Topics

Course Focus

Measurement Tools

Which is faster?

Definitions

Cycles Per Instruction

Cycles Per Instruction

Example: Calculating CPI

Aspects of CPU Performance (CPU Law)

Amdahl's Law

Amdahl’s Law

Amdahl’s Law

Metrics of Performance

SPEC: System Performance Evaluation Cooperative

How to Summarize Performance

Performance Evaluation

Instruction Set Architecture (ISA)

Interface Design

Summary, #1

Summary, #2

Author: Randy H. Katz

Email: amaral@cs.ualberta.ca

Home Page: www.cs.ualberta.ca

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