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ASPLOS 1982
Conference paper

The 801 minicomputer

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of an experimental system developed at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. It consists of a running hardware prototype, a control program and an optimizing compiler. The basic concepts underlying the system are discussed as are the performance characteristics of the prototype. In particular, three principles are examined: - system orientation towards the pervasive use of high level language programming and a sophisticated compiler, - a primitive instruction set which can be completely hard-wired, - storage hierarchy and I/O organization to enable the CPU to execute an instruction at almost every cycle.

Date

01 Mar 1982

Publication

ASPLOS 1982

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