Title

The WIMP51: A Simple Processor and Visualization Tool to Introduce Undergraduates to Computer Organization

Abstract

Various aspects of the WIMP51, a simple processor and visualization tool to introduce undergraduates to computer organization, are discussed. The WIMP51 is a classic von Neumann processor and every instruction last three clock cycles. It is found that the addition of the visual Wimp to the laboratory simulation environment reinforces concepts learned in lectures and shows students the dataflow through the processor. It is observed that the student performance in lab shows that students understand the operation of the process better after using the Visual Wimp.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Visual Wimp; WIMP; Computer Organization

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2002 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), All rights reserved.

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