Current and Past Work
- In Fall 2001, design goals and
architecture for PLX were specified by Prof. Ruby B. Lee of
- PLX 0.1 was encoded, documented, and
implemented as a project for the ELE-572 Class during Spring 2001 by Princeton graduates R. Adler '01 and G. Reis '01.
- PLX 0.1 was then completely modified,
with numerous additions and deletions of instructions and features,
re-encoded by R.B. Lee and A.M. Fiskiran, and released as PLX 1.0 in
- PLX 1.1 was released in February 2002.
This version of PLX has a software toolset that includes an assembler, a
compiler, and a simulator.
- Currently PLX is being maintained and
developed by PALMS along with collaboration from other universities. The
current development version for the architecture and tools is 1.2.
- Through the Fall term of 2001-02,
students of the ELE-475 class have contributed to the PLX simulator. This
work included extending the simulator, writing a benchmark library, and
making PLX-specific optimizations to these benchmarks.
the Spring term of 2001-02, students of the ELE-572 class have contributed
to the PLX project. This work involved developing a compiler for PLX and
extending the simulator.