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Simple MIPS Pipeline

The MIPS architecture was first described in 1981 by John Hennessy and his colleagues working at Stanford University. Since then it has become one of the most successful commercial RISC microprocessors and now exists in numerous versions. The simulation model described here is based on the MIPS I instruction set.

The HASE Simple MIPS Pipeline Website describes the MIPS architecture and explains how the HASE model of a simple integer pipline version of the MIPS works. The model contains a program in its Instruction Memory which finds all prime numbers between 0 and 15. The Data Memory is initilised with the numbers 0 to 15. After the program has executed the remaining non-zero numbers in memory are prime numbers.

The files for the Simple MIPS Pipeline model can be downloaded as a zip file from mips_v1.3.zip Instructions on how to use HASE models can be found at Downloading, Installing and Using HASE.

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This MIPS model, based on an earlier model of the DLX architecture, was built by David Dolman during tenure of a University of Edinburgh College of Science & Engineering Strachan Scholarship.

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Last change 08/07/2016