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Author Menczer, Filippo ♦ Segre, Alberto Maria
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2001
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Computer architecture simulator ♦ Education
Abstract The OAMulator is a Web-based resource to support the teaching of instruction set architecture, assembly languages, memory, addressing, high-level programming, and compilation. The tool is based on a simple, virtual CPU architecture, called the One Address Machine. A compiler allows us to take programs written in a special programming language, called OAMPL, and transform them into OAM assembly. An OAM assembler/emulator interprets and executes OAM assembly code produced by the compiler or written directly by students. The OAMulator is targeted at non-CS students who take introductory courses in information technology or information systems. Such students are normally exposed to concepts of computer hardware and software, but it is difficult for them to make the connection between the two. The OAMulator takes the mystery out of CPU architecture by letting students gain confidence with the concepts of compilers and binary execution. The Web-based deployment allows students to work on problems in convenient locations, at their own pace, and with rewarding interaction.
ISSN 15314278
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-12-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15314278
Journal Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC)
Volume Number 1
Issue Number 4
Page Count 13
Starting Page 18
Ending Page 30


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Source: ACM Digital Library