VLSI Question:

Have you studied pipelining? List the 5 stages of a 5 stage pipeline. Assuming 1 clock per stage, what is the latency of an instruction in a 5 stage machine? What is the throughput of this machine?

Answer:

1.Instruction fetch
2.decode instruction and read register files
3.execute
4.data to access from memory
5.write back

throughput is the total amount of work done in a given time,


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