Issue No. 11 - November (1973 vol. 22)
R.G. Barr , Applied Mathematics Division, Argonne National Laboratory
A horizontally structured microprogrammable processor (AMP) designed as a tool for microcontrol, language, and processor design research, is described. The machine employs a minimally encoded microcontrol word, a very general multiple bus structure, highspeed local storage, several arithmetic/logic units, and completely asynchronous memory referencing. These features combine to yield substantial low-evel parallelism and a highly versatile microinstruction. In addition, hardware modification is easily accomplished, further supporting the experimental nature of the processor.
Computer architecture, horizontal microcontrol, lowlevel parallelism, microprogramming, performance evaluation, processor organization and design.
V. Tantillo, R. Barr, J. Becker and W. Lidinsky, "A Research-Oriented Dynamic Microprocessor," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 22, no. , pp. 976-985, 1973.