The DLX is a reduced instruction set computer (RISC) processor architecture. It is mainly a cleaner, simpler MIPS architecture, with a simple 32-bit load/store design, and intended mainly for education, as are Donald Knuth's MIX and MMIX architectures. All three are widely used in college-level computer architecture courses. DLX was introduced in the textbook "Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach", by John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson, the main designers of the MIPS and Berkeley RISC designs, respectively, which are the two benchmark RISC designs.
ASynchronous, open source, Processor IP of the DLX Architecture. Goal: show feasibility to design and deliver asynchronous open IPs in portable, re-usable way. Information, downloads. Open source hardware.
Director of Northeastern University Computer Architecture Research Laboratory, and co-author of Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach. Professional information with some links.
Documents: getting started, instruction set summary and description, simulator manual.
Tables of instructions, categorized, as PDF slides. By Guy Even, Tel Aviv University.
Introductory tutorial with definitions, explanations, examples to show basic pipelining ideas; applet simulation lets users choose instructions to run, and see how pipeline works from direct experience.
DLXOS information needed for programming, from introductory course on OSs.
Information on DLX processor simulator and compiler, DLXsim, interactive program, loads assembly programs and simulates operation of computer on them, single-stepping or continuous execution.
Master's Thesis: Design and Evaluation of a RISC Processor with a Tomasulo Scheduler. Uses DLX. HTML, PS, GZ, PDF.
Diagram, description, download.
By Philip M. Sailer, David R. Kaeli; Morgan Kaufmann, 1996, ISBN 1558603719, 1st edition. Definitive work on DLX instructions. Information and abstract. ACM Portal.
Class overview with tables (instruction format, set) and diagrams (timing), some other information. By Ethan Miller, University of Maryland.
Encyclopedia article with links to many related topics.
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