MIPS: response on speculative execution and side channel vulnerabilities

Updated January 18, 2018 The cache side channel vulnerabilities disclosed by security researchers recently have garnered much attention across the processor world.  Here is information on the susceptibility of MIPS processor implementations to these techniques. Scope Given the extensive history of the MIPS architecture and breadth of usage across the industry, there are many varieties … Read more

MIPSfpga 2.0: the CPU architecture course that’s different from the rest

Many students of computer architecture study it at the theoretical level of data paths, control structures, and memory systems. But how these all fit together is often left to the imagination. The MIPSfpga course changes that. The MIPSfpga is the first unobfuscated, commercial softcore CPU that has been made available to all academics. With MIPSfpga, … Read more