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 PDA Encyclopedia - MIPS
The MIPS CPU family was one of the most successful and flexible CPU designs throughout the 1990s, and has found broad application in embedded systems, Windows CE devices, SGI workstations, and Cisco Internet routers.
By the late 1990s MIPS was a powerhouse in the embedded processor field, and in 1997 the 48th million MIPS-based CPU shipped, making it the first RISC CPU to outship the famous Motorola 68000 family.
Success followed success, and today the MIPS cores are one of the most-used "heavyweight" cores in the marketplace for computer-like devices (hand-held computers, set-top boxes, etc.), with other designers fighting it out for other niches.
www.pdasupport.com /PDAencyclopediaMIPS.htm   (2028 words)

 MIPS architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
MIPS, for Microprocessor without interlocked pipeline stages, is a RISC microprocessor architecture developed by MIPS Computer Systems Inc. MIPS designs are used in SGI's computer product line, and have found broad application in embedded systems, Windows CE devices, and Cisco routers.
MIPS cores have been very successful, they form the basis of many newer Cisco routers, cable modems and ADSL modems, smartcards, laser printer engines, set-top boxes, handheld computers, and the Sony PlayStation 2.
A more feature-rich MIPS emulator is available from the GXemul project (formerly known as the mips64emul project), which emulates not only the various MIPS III and higher microprocessors (from the R4000 through the R10000), but also emulates entire computer systems which use the microprocessors.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/MIPS_architecture   (2915 words)

 MIPS architecture
MIPS is an acronum for Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipeline Stages, a microprocessor architecture developed by MIPS Computer Systems Inc..
MIPS IV Because the designers created such a clean instruction set (see Instructions), computer architecture courses in universities and technical schools often study the MIPS architecture.
In 1987 the successor, the R3000 CPU was released.
www.xtrj.org /ssm7/mips.htm   (640 words)

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Mips was in the middle of several important projects, and SGI did not want to lose key Mips employees due to the feeling of neglect or mistreatment.
The members of the Mips support group were all expected to apply and interview for the positions in Silicon Graphics at the same time that they were trying to support projects at Mips, design the domain for MTI, and learn the new operating system and hardware platforms in order to train the Mips engineers.
Mips followed relatively strict rules for internal security of the machines while SGI had the iron door philosophy where the gateways are very secure, but all the rest of the machines are basically open.
www.usenix.org /publications/library/proceedings/lisa93/full_papers/schimmel.txt   (4610 words)

The MIPS processor was developed as part of a VLSI research program at Stanford University in the early 80s.
MIPS used 32 registers, each 32 bits wide (a bit pattern of this size is referred to as a word).
MIPS Computer Systems, Inc. was founded in 1984 upon the Stanford research from which the first MIPS chip resulted.
cse.stanford.edu /class/sophomore-college/projects-00/risc/mips   (449 words)

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System cost is important in a high-volume product, but is not important when only a few systems are produced.
This does not eliminate all race conditions; in particular, it allows a dirty secondary cache block to be invalidated by a system bus write while the CPU interface is waiting to acquire the bus to write the block to memory.
At the hardware level, the I/O system supports block transfers of data from the main memory of the workstation to and from ADU memory.
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 About Taygeta
This was the mid-range workstation that was being made by MIPS Computer Systems Inc (now MIPS Technologies, Inc.) when they merged with Silicon Graphics.
MIPS line of workstations is no longer made; the nearest living relative to the Magnum is the Silicon Graphics Indigo.
The system is now being used as a portability testbed and to provide live backups for other Taygeta machines.
www.taygeta.com /about_taygeta.html   (143 words)

 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Among the manufacturers which made computer workstation systems using MIPS processors are SGI, MIPS Computer Systems, Inc., Digital Equipment Corporation, NEC, and DeskStation.
However, use of MIPS microprocessors in embedded roles is likely to remain common, because of the low power-consumption and heat characteristics of embedded MIPS implementations, the wide availability of embedded development tools for MIPS, as well as experts knowledgeable about the architecture.
A more feature-rich MIPS emulator is available from the mips64emul project, which emulates not only the various MIPS III and higher microprocessors (from the R4000 through the R10000), but also emulates entire computer systems which use the microprocessors.
www.alanaditescili.net /index.php?title=MIPS_architecture   (2853 words)

NetBSD/mipsco is a port of NetBSD to the MIPS Computer Systems Inc. family of workstations and servers.
Currently only the Mips Magnum 3000 series of machines is supported but it is planned to support other models in the future.
The Mips Magnum 3000 was a popular workstation that was re-badged by companies such as Bull and Olivetti.
www.netbsd.dk /Ports/mipsco   (240 words)

 MIPS OS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The MIPS OS, originally developed by MIPS Computer Systems Inc. in 1985, was originally used on the MIPS Computer Sytems' own line of workstations.
It was a dual-universe operating system, meaning that it had separate, switchable runtime environments to closely model both the BSD and System V flavors of Unix.
MIPS' influence was most visible as the C compiler shared by virtually all commercial Unixes for the MIPS processor.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/M/MIPS-OS.htm   (324 words)

 Jazz - LinuxMIPS
Jazz was the codename under which this family of systems was originally developed by Microsoft before it was sold off to MIPS Computer Systems, Inc. MIPS, Toshiba, Acer and various customers and licenses have developed a variety of architecturally very similar systems.
Most of these systems shipped with the ARC firmware and were intended to run Windows NT.
All Jazz computers are using PC-style i8042 keyboard and PS/2 mouse controller, i8072 floppy controller (attached to the RC4030 DMA and IRQ), 2x16450 RS-232 serial ports and PC-style LPT.
www.linux-mips.org /wiki/index.php/Jazz   (489 words)

 Central processing unit
The term CPU is often used vaguely to include other centrally important parts of a computer such as caches and input/output controllers, especially when those functions are on the same microprocessor chip as the CPU.
Manufacturers of desktop computers often erroneously describe the entire personal computer (the system unit or sometimes white box including the computer case and the computer hardware it contains) as the CPU.
MIPS Computer Systems Inc. 's MIPS architecture and its instruction set is the vehicle for David A. Patterson and John L. Hennessy Computer Organization and Design ISBN 1-55860-428-6 1998 (2nd.
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 The MIPS Programmer's Handbook - Preface   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The MIPS architecture was developed at Stanford University by John Hennessy, together with of a group of graduate students.
After completing the project in 1984, he co-founded MIPS Computer Systems, Inc., which was formed to build high-performance UNIX workstations using his new architecture.
As computer consultants hired to provide software support for developers of MIPS-based embedded systems, we discovered that although there are an adequate number of documents describing the hardware architecture, there was almost nothing available that described how the chip is programmed.
www.carmel.com /preface.html   (361 words)

 Electronic News: Convex confirms MIPS to HP shift: deal gives HP stake of 5% worth $18m - Convex Computer Corp. to use ...
Convex's switch to PA-RISC comes at the expense of MIPS, whose R4000 was being used in development of two different computers, a MPP system and a multiprocessor system.
Debra Goldfarb, manager of high-performance systems research at International Data Corp., was critical of the decision to drop Medusa, which she described as a "very clever" design.
The MPP system is slated to use a multiple-instruction, multiple-data, or MIMD, programming approach and run under a version of the OSF/1 operating system, Convex said.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0EKF/is_n1904_v38/ai_12027076   (1403 words)

 Citations: Microprocessor User's Manual - Inc (ResearchIndex)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
If load linked and store conditional are implemented in the caches, one reservation bit and one reservation address register per cache are needed to maintain ideal semantics, assuming that load linked and store conditional pairs are not allowed to nest.
MIPS R4000 Microprocessor User's Manual, MIPS Computer Systems, Inc., 1991.
MIPS Technologies Inc. R10000 Microprocessor User's Manual, Version 1.1, 1996.
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For systems which still have the sash of IRIX 5 installed it is alternativly possible use Sash to boot the kernel.
Milo is the boot loader used to boot the little endian MIPS systems with ARC firmware, currently the Jazz family and the SNI RM 200.
Typical System V-based Unices, like IRIX or Solaris, have limits for the maximum number of arguments to be passed to a child process which may be exceeded when cross-compiling some software like the Linux kernel or GNU libc.
oss.sgi.com /mips/mips-howto.html   (8363 words)

 Computer Dealer News: Silicon Graphics Inc. secures chip source via MIPS merger - MIPS Computer Systems Inc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
MIPS Computer Systems Inc. of Sunnyvale, CA, and Mountain View, CA-based Silicon Graphics Inc. have announced a definitive merger agreement, expected to be completed by the end of June.
Kevin Cornell, general manager of MIPS Computer Systems Inc. in Mississauga, Ont., said the merger definitely puts the chipmaker in a more comfortable financial posture, adding SGI's US$1 billion in annual revenue to MIPS's current US$200 million.
Cornell said he expects the Magnum PC line to compete on the desktop with machines running Intel's 586 chip, expected to be released by year end.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3563/is_n7_v8/ai_12448109   (630 words)

 Cache-based computer systems (EP0231574B1)
A cache-based computer architecture in which an address generating unit (12) and a tag comparator (14) are packaged together and separately from cache RAMs (26,28).
If the architecture supports virtual memory, an address translation unit (50) may be included on the same chip (10) as, and logically between, the address generating unit and the tag comparator (14) logic.
System having an address generating unit and a log comparator packaged as an integrated circuit seperate from cache log memory and cache data memory
www.delphion.com /details?pn=EP00231574B1   (296 words)

 Two Stanford professors named to engineering academy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Hennessey, who is associated with the Stanford Center for Integrated Systems, does basic research in parallel processing.
He also is a co-founder of MIPS Computer Systems Inc, a chip design company.
His techniques have radically decreased the amount of computer time required to solve problems and increased the physical insight obtained in solutions.
www.stanford.edu /dept/news/relaged/920218Arc2414.html   (218 words)

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It is a model for a computing machine that uses a single storage structure to hold both the set of instructions on how to perform the computation and the data required or generated by the computation.
When the program is terminated, control should return to the operating system, and all memory should then be reclaimed. Machine Code: is the elemental language of computers, consisting of a stream of 0's and 1's.
An implication this might have on computer design would be to design the ISA around optimizing the performance and/or efficiency of move instructions.
www.rit.edu /~mjl9320/Homework1.doc   (1500 words)

 Wired 2.01: Fire in the Valley
Last year it acquired MIPS Computer Systems Inc., which designs (but doesn't manufacture) the microprocessors used in SGI computers; MIPS chips are also used by such hardware manufacturers as AT&T Federal Systems Computer Division, Control Data Systems, NEC, Olivetti, Siemens, Nixdorf, and Sony Microsystems.
Although Wall Street initially questioned the wisdom of acquiring MIPS, the consensus these days is that it was a smart move, one that has given the company more control over its destiny.
As it turns out, these shiny new SGI Power Challenge computers can double as super-fast multimedia servers to store and deliver on demand various digital media - movies, TV shows, games, and much more - to digital cable- converter boxes that will be making their appearance in some US homes beginning next year.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/2.01/sgi.html?pg=4&topic=   (743 words)

 AT&T News Release, 1991-07-22, AT&T/NCR merged product line of R3 Series UNIX computers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The new "R3 Series" uses an operating system based on industry standards which will allow users to increase the power of their systems without expensive changes in hardware and software.
The R3 Series includes the AT&T System 7000 R3 and the 3B2/1000 R3 -- computers that are particularly efficient in high demand business applications, such as hotel reservation systems.
This system features duplicated equipment and nearly 100 percent protection from system failures for critical operations such as financial management systems and hotel reservation systems.
www.att.com /news/0791/910722.nca.html   (401 words)

 AT&T News Release, 1991-04-09, UNIX System V available on MIPS RISC microprocessor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The MIPS reference port, which will be available from USL in third quarter 1991, will enable vendors who build computers based on the MIPS chip to offer a standard version of the latest UNIX System V technology to their customers.
The MIPS ABI is supported by AT&T Computer Systems, NEC Corp., Olivetti Systems and Networks, Prime Computer, Pyramid Technology Corporation, Siemens Nixdorf Information Systems, Sony Microsystems Company, and Tandem Computers Incorporated.
ATandT Computer Systems is now known at NCR Corp., a computing and information technology company spun off from ATandT in 1996.
www.att.com /news/0491/910409.ulb.html   (821 words)

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MIPS is a registered trademark of MIPS Computer Systems, Inc. Unicode is a trademark of Unicode, Incorporated.
In this case there are constraints on the file offset of the section data, as described in the next section.
The system copies all this data each time a thread is created, so it must not be corrupted.
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 mip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Million instructions per second, a measure of microprocessor speed
Microprocessor without interlocked pipeline stages, a computer processor architecture
MIPS Computer Systems Inc. (currently MIPS Technologies Inc.), the company behind this architecture
www.yourencyclopedia.net /MIP.html   (147 words)

 Bobsguide Calypso Technology, Inc.
San Francisco, 17 March 2005 - Calypso Technology, Inc., a leading provider of cross-asset front-to-back trading solutions for the capital markets industry, today announced the addition of Ronald E. Codd to the company's board of directors.
Codd previously served at PeopleSoft, Inc. as CFO, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, and Secretary of the company.
Codd currently operates as an independent executive consultant for various high technology companies and is on the board of directors of four other software companies, two of which are publicly held.
www.bobsguide.com /guide/news/8609.html   (310 words)

 Processor controlled interface with instruction streaming (US5027270)
Mips Computer Systems, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA other patents from MIPS COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC. (378135) (approx.
Data processing system having a data coherence solution
Main memory access in a microprocessor system with a cache memory
www.delphion.com /details?&pn=US05027270__   (329 words)

 Unicru | Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Codd was the President and CEO of Momentum Business Applications, Inc., a spin-off of PeopleSoft specializing in the development of analytic, e-business and industry specific application software.
Prior to PeopleSoft, Codd was Corporate Controller at Wyse Technology and then MIPS Computer Systems, Inc. While at Wyse, he helped manage the companys IPO as well as five year revenue growth from $25 to $600 million.
Prior to joining Redpoint, Jeff Miller was CEO of Documentum, Inc. Jeff has more than 28 years of high tech experience, having started his career at Intel and holding senior marketing and general management executive positions at Cadence Design Systems and Adaptec.
www.unicru.com /press/press_track.aspx?content_id=275   (1122 words)

 Mathtools.net : Trademarks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
MIPS is a registered trademark and R4000 is a trademark of MIPS Computer Systems, Inc.
UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX System Laboratories, a wholly owned subsidiary of Novell, Inc.
IDL is a registered trademark of Research Systems, Inc.
www.mathtools.net /cgi-bin/mathtools/page.cgi?p=trademark   (289 words)

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