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Computer Architecture and Assembly

Moore's Law The number of transistors per chip will double every year for the next 10 years
PC-Relative An encoding of a jump target which encodes the difference between the address of the target instruction and the address of the instruction immediately following the jump.
Instruction Set Architecture Defines the processor state, the format of the instructions, and the effect each of the instructions will have on the state.
Stack Frame The portion of a stack allocated for a single procedure
Caller Save When a function is called these registers are overwritten without destroying data required by the function that it was called from
Callee Save When a function is called these registers must be saved onto the stack before they may be overwritten, and must be restored before the function returns.
Stack Randomization To make position of the stack vary from one run of a program to another
Row Major Order In Memory, multi-dimensional arrays are stored a row at a time as opposed to a column at a time
Created by: Kinetix