Accession Number : ADA130704

Title :   Directly Executed Languages.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 19 Apr 82-18 Apr 83,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA COMPUTER SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Flynn,Michael J

PDF Url : ADA130704

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This work compared computer architectures by measuring the execution of an identical set of high level language programs. Comparative studies are difficult and expensive as they require an environment in which all the architectures can be analyzed on a common basis. Simulation has been used, but the slow speed makes it prohibitively long to collect a significant sample. Performance measures, such as the number of instructions, reflect not only architectural differences but factors (such as compilers) not related to the architecture. (Author)

Descriptors :   *High level languages, *Computer architecture, *Comparison, Computer programming, Formats, Computerized simulation, Machine coding, Sampling, Fortran, Algorithms, Microprogramming, Interactions, Compilers, Interpreters, Optimization

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE