Greg's Virtual Machine Collection
A collection of stupid little virtual machines for the purpose of learning how to do interpretation and optimiztion.
Lab 1 VM - Virtual Machine Example for 0618.303
This is an example virtual machine for Lab 1 of 0618.303 (Microcomputers).
It is a very basic introduction to processing opcodes and simple optimization using GCC.
- Four 4-bit registers
- 4 operations, no Program Counter
- Pretty useless
MOV Rsrc, Rdest - Copy value from src register to dest register
- MOV R1, R3 - Copy value from R1 to R3
ST Rsrc - 'Store to memory' (in this case print to stdio)
- ST R3 - Print R3 to stdio
LI #val, Rdest - Load the immediate value into dest register
- LI #3, R1 - Load the number 3 into R1
DIS #val - Print the immediate value
- DIS #5 - Print the number 5 to stdio
MU0 VM - Virtual Machine for MU0
MU0 is a simple academic microcomputer that is sometimes used to present the basics of a microcomputer to students. This is a little VM for it.
- Von Numan based architecture
- no general purpose registers
- accumulator based
- load/store based
Assembling the example
xxd -r examples/first.hex > examples/first.bit xxd -r examples/first-heap.hex > examples/first-heap.bit
Running the example
./mu0 examples/first.bit examples/first-heap.bit