Monday, April 11, 2011

EE108B in one (not-so-)short article

I took a pretty cool hardware class last quarter--EE108B. It's about processor design.



In any case, I just found a surprisingly comprehensive summary of the stuff we learned. A short, readable intro to pipelining, caches, instruction sets, gnarly design tradeoffs, and all that:

http://lighterra.com/papers/modernmicroprocessors/

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