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CSE141L: OverviewSteven SwansonRaid AyoubJoe AuricchioCourse Overview• One big project– Design a processor and toolchain that implements an ISA ofyour own design.• 8 Labs– Roughly one per week.– Due on Friday before class.• Work in groups of 2 (after Lab 1)– No “divorces” allowed– Make sure you pick someone you can work with– You will both receive the same grade• Watch the website and read the Announce form onthe web board.This course is a lot of work.• “2 units” has more to do with how I’mcompensated than with how much work it is.• You will learn an enormous amount• You will design a (multi)processor.• You will spend a lot of hours in the lab.• Plan accordingly.Grading• 85% Labs– Do not fall behind, since the labs build on oneanother• 15% web board– Web board is mostly for tool/Verilog support– Post 1-2 times per week (questions or answers)– You can post illustrative code snippets but not bigpieces of your project.– Use common senseCollaboration• You can discuss your project with otherteams• You can (and should) discuss tool isueswith other teams• You cannot share code• Be familiar with UCSD policies aboutacademic honesty, cheating, etc.• If in doubt, ask me.Project overview• There are four parts1. Xilinx tools orientation (Lab 1)2. Fetch unit (Labs 2-3)3. ISA design and assembler (Lab 4-5)4. Execution unit/cool tricks (Lab 6-8)– There will be an interview after each part.– Discuss with Raid and I what you did, etc.– Preview of the labs to come:– The last 141L– http://www-cse.ucsd.edu/classes/sp07/cse141L/Part 1: Xilinx tool orientation• Xilinx tutorial– Entering, compiling, simulating, measuring adesign.– We will be using the free Xilinx verilog/FPGA tools– Instructions for installing them are linked off theweb page– These tools are the best available, but they arestill idiosyncratic.• Web board set up– Sign up. Post a hello messagePart 2: Implementinginstruction fetch• Lab 2 -- Fetch unit datapath– Implement the datapath for the fetch unit– We provide some scaffolding• Lab 3 -- Fetch unit control– Implement the control for the fetch unit.– Combine it with the datapath.• Goals: Datapath/control design discipline;verilog and Xilinx practice; learn how fetchunits work.Part 3: ISA and toolchain• Lab 4: Design your own ISA– A set of target benchmarks– Be creative. We’ve constrained the designspace to keep things interesting.• Lab 5: Build an assembler– An ISA is nothing without an assembler.– This will make programming yourprocessor tractablePart 4: Build it!• Lab 6: Back end data path– The hardware to implement your ISA• Lab 7: Back end control– Orchestrate the ballet that is yourprocessor.• Lab 8: Optimize and debug– The sky’s the limit– Maybe build a multiprocessors!!!Staff• Professor: Steven Swanson– General architecture questions, lab questions,class policy questions.– Contact info at http://www.cse.ucsd.edu/users/swanson/• TA: Raid Ayoub– Main contact for lab-related stuff– Office hours TBA in the lab• TA: Joe Auricchio– Xilinx tools questions– Lab questions– Office hours TBAAbout me• Stuff I built: WaveScalararchitecture, compiler,verilog model, andemulation


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