Accession Number : ADP003563

Title :   Standard ISAs (Instruction Set Architectures) and VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration): Two Interacting Trends,

Corporate Author : IBM FEDERAL SYSTEMS DIV OWEGO NY

Personal Author(s) : Kogge,P. M.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This paper provides some practical observations regarding the relationship between DoD standard Instruction Set Architectures (ISAs) and Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI). Relevant properties of current ISAs and available VLSI technology are noted. Projections are made on how VLSI may be used to implement these ISAs over the near term. Some problem areas that tend to limit the applicability of today's VLSI under certain circumstances are also addressed. The final subject is the possibility of new ISA standards in the future: why this might become desirable and how such future ISAs may, or should, be influenced by a desire to take advantage of the full potential of VLSI. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer architecture, *Systems engineering, *Instructions, Integration, Standardization, Interactions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE