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Alpha AXP architecture reference manual

Author: Richard L Sites; Richard Witek
Publisher: Boston : Digital Press, ©1995.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sites, Richard L.
Alpha AXP architecture reference manual.
Boston : Digital Press, ©1995
(DLC) 95022578
(OCoLC)32625680
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Sites; Richard Witek
ISBN: 9781483184036 148318403X
OCLC Number: 624434983
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume (various pagings))
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Front Cover; Alpha Axp Architecture Reference Manual; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; FOREWORD; Preface to the First Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; Part 1: Common Architecture (I); Chapter 1. Introduction (I); 1.1 The Alpha AXP Approach to RISC Architecture; 1.2 Data Format Overview; 1.3 Instruction Format Overview; 1.4 Instruction Overview; 1.5 Instruction Set Characteristics; 1.6 Terminology and Conventions; Chapter 2. Basic Architecture (I); 2.1 Addressing; 2.2 Data Types; 2.3 Big-endian Addressing Support; Chapter 3. Instruction Formats (I); 3.1 Alpha AXP Registers. 3.2 Notation3.3 Instruction Formats; Chapter 4. Instruction Descriptions (I); 4.1 Instruction Set Overview; 4.2 Memory Integer Load/Store Instructions; 4.3 Control Instructions; 4.4 Integer Arithmetic Instructions; 4.5 Logical and Shift Instructions; 4.6 Byte-Manipulation Instructions; 4.7 Floating-Point Instructions; 4.8 Memory Format Floating-Point Instructions; 4.9 Branch Format Floating-Point Instructions; 4.10 Floating-Point Operate Format Instructions; 4.11 Miscellaneous Instructions; 4.12 VAX Compatibility Instructions; Chapter 5. System Architecture and Programming Implications. 5.1 Introduction5.2 Physical Address Space Characteristics; 5.3 Translation Buffers and Virtual Caches; 5.4 Caches and Write Buffers; 5.5 Data Sharing; 5.6 Read/Write Ordering; 5.7 Arithmetic Traps; Chapter 6. Common PALcode Architecture (I); 6.1 PALcode; 6.2 PALcode Instructions and Functions; 6.3 PALcode Environment; 6.4 Special Functions Required for PALcode; 6.5 PALcode Effects on System Code; 6.6 PALcode Replacement; 6.7 Required PALcode Instructions; Chapter 7. Console Subsystem Overview (I); Chapter 8. Input/Output Overview (I); Specific Operating System PALcode Architecture (II). Part 2: OpenVMS AXP Software (ll-A)Chapter 1. Introduction to OpenVMS AXP (II-A); 1.1 Register Usage; Chapter 2. OpenVMS AXP PALcode Instruction Descriptions (ll-A); 2.1 Unprivileged General OpenVMS AXP PALcode Instructions; 2.2 OpenVMS AXP Queue Data Types; 2.3 Unprivileged OpenVMS AXP Queue PALcode Instructions; 2.4 Unprivileged VAX Compatibility PALcode Instructions; 2.5 Unprivileged PALcode Thread Instructions; 2.6 Privileged PALcode Instructions; Chapter 3. OpenVMS AXP Memory Management (II-A); 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Virtual Address Space; 3.3 Physical Address Space. 3.4 Memory Management Control3.5 Page Table Entries; 3.6 Memory Protection; 3.7 Address Translation; 3.8 Translation Buffer; 3.9 Address Space Numbers; 3.10 Memory Management Faults; Chapter 4. OpenVMS AXP Process Structure (II-A); 4.1 Process Definition; 4.2 Hardware Privileged Process Context; 4.3 Asynchronous System Traps (AST); 4.4 Process Context Switching; Chapter 5. OpenVMS AXP Internal Processor Registers (ll-A); 5.1 Internal Processor Registers; 5.1 Internal Processor Registers; 5.2 Stack Pointer Internal Processor Registers; 5.3 IPR Summary.
Other Titles: Alpha architecture reference manual.
Responsibility: Richard L. Sites, Richard T. Witek.
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This manual covers Alpha AXP Architecture. It includes Windows NT Palcode Architecture, 128-bit IEEE floating-point support, Bi-Endian support, PCC, and console interface section.  Read more...

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