the following papers (available in Papers link):
- Architecture of the IBM
System/360 - G.M. Amdahl, G.A. Blaauw and F.P.
- Design of the B 5000 System
- William Lonergan and Paul King
- The Case for the Reduced
Instruction Set Computer - Patterson and Ditzel
- Comments on "The Case
for the Reduced Instruction Set Computer," by Patterson and Ditzel - Douglas W. Clark and William D. Strecker
Comment on the papers, specifically addressing (but not limited to):
- B5000 (1961) vs. IBM
- What key different
architecture decisions did they make? E.g., data size, floating point
size, instruction size, registers, …
- Which largely survive to
this day in current ISAs? In JVM?
- RISC vs. CISC (1980)
- What arguments were made
for and against RISC and CISC?
- Which has history