hi everybody,

I have some difficult to estimate the area of the registers file. Could it be a good idea to use this formula for each cluster?

Area = Num_of_regs * bits_per_reg * ports^2

where ports = 3 * Num_ALU_per_cluster + IssueWidth_per_cluster

supposing that a register cell without port has area=1

But from an extimation of this formula RF's area seems too large.

Thank you,

Nicola (Alari)