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Final Evaluation of MIPS M/500 Final Report for the RISC Insertion Project

  • November 1987
  • By Dan Klein, Robert Firth
  • This 1987 report describes the evaluation of the MIPS M/500 RISC processor1 as part of ongoing research into RISC class architectures.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-87-TR-025
  • Abstract

    In response to a request from the DoD, an analysis of a Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) processor, the MIPS M/500, was performed. All aspects of processor capabilities and support software were evaluated, tested, and compared to familiar Complex Instruction Set Computer (CISC) architectures. In all cases, the RISC computer and its support software performed better than a comparable CISC computer. This report provides the general and specific results of these analyses, along with the recommendation that the DoD and other government agencies seriously consider this or other RISC architectures as a highly viable and attractive alternative to the more familiar but less efficient CISC architectures.

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SEI

Klein, Daniel; & Firth, Robert. Final Evaluation of MIPS M/500 Final Report for the RISC Insertion Project. CMU/SEI-87-TR-025 . Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 1987. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10357

IEEE

Klein. Daniel, and Firth. Robert, "Final Evaluation of MIPS M/500 Final Report for the RISC Insertion Project," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-87-TR-025 , 1987. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10357

APA

Klein, Daniel., & Firth, Robert. (1987). Final Evaluation of MIPS M/500 Final Report for the RISC Insertion Project (CMU/SEI-87-TR-025 ). Retrieved March 27, 2017, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10357

CHI

Daniel Klein, & Robert Firth. Final Evaluation of MIPS M/500 Final Report for the RISC Insertion Project (CMU/SEI-87-TR-025 ). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1987. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10357

MLA

Klein, Daniel., & Firth, Robert. 1987. Final Evaluation of MIPS M/500 Final Report for the RISC Insertion Project (Technical Report CMU/SEI-87-TR-025 ). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10357

BibTex

@techreport{KleinFinalEvaluation1987,
title={Final Evaluation of MIPS M/500 Final Report for the RISC Insertion Project},
author={Daniel Klein and Robert Firth},
year={1987},
number={CMU/SEI-87-TR-025 },
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=10357} }