The WIMP51: A Simple Processor and Visualization Tool to Introduce Undergraduates to Computer Organization
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.
D. J. Sullins et al., "The WIMP51: A Simple Processor and Visualization Tool to Introduce Undergraduates to Computer Organization," Proceedings of the 2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (2002, Montreal, Quebec, Canada), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Jan 2002.
2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Vive L'ingenieur (2002: Jun. 16-19, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Visual Wimp; WIMP; Computer Organization
Article - Conference proceedings
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