Report Number: CSL-TR-83-250
Institution: Stanford University, Computer Systems Laboratory
Title: Data buffers for execution architectures
Author: Alpert, Donald
Date: November 1983
Abstract: Directly Executed Language (DEL) architectures are derived from idealized representations of high-level languages. DEL architectures show dramatic reduction in the number of instructions and memory references executed when compared to traditional architectures, offering the design considerations for the data buffer in a DEL microprocessor. Simulation techniques were used to evaluate the performance of different sized buffers for a set of Pascal test programs. The results show that a buffer with 256 words typically faults on less than 5% of storage allocations.