An instruction pipeline has stages as given in diagram
A program consistsing of 9 instruction I1,I2....I9 is executed in this pipeline processor.instruction I3 is the only conditional branch instruction and its branch target is I7,If the branch taken after EI state,the time needed to complete the program is?
The maximum delay is taken by the stage FO which is 11ns.
The Buffer Delay is 1ns.
Hence, each stage takes maximum 11+1 = 12ns
Hence, Total stages = 13
Therefore, total time = 13*12 = 156ns
but, It is not said that , pipleline is synchronous. ??
time to complete I1 = 39 ns or 60 ??