Future of Microprocessors. David Patterson University of California, Berkeley June 2001. Outline. A 30 year history of microprocessors Four generation of innovation High performance microprocessor drivers: Memory hierarchies instruction level parallelism (ILP)
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University of California, Berkeley
All chip photos in this talk courtesy of Michael W. Davidson and The Florida State University
2 Bus Intf
IcacheWhere have all the transistors gone?
Intel Pentium III (10M transistors)
Thanks to DARPA: funding
IBM: donate masks, fab
Avanti: donate CAD tools
MIPS: donate MIPS core
Cray: Compilers, MIT:FPU
(Thanks to John Hennessy@Stanford, Norm Jouppi@Compaq for most of these slides)