ISCA 29 Conference Notes

A short trip report on the ISCA 29 conference in Anchorage, Alaska

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The Spider and the Mountain

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A detailed examination of two high end server microprocessors, the Alpha EV8 and the IA64 McKinley, based on recent and extensive disclosures at ISSCC 2002.

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Looking Forward to 2002

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Paul DeMone takes a look at what significant events may occur in the MPU market in the coming year.

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Q3 2001 Industry Update

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A look at recent and upcoming events and issues in the computer industry

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Compaq Sacrifices Alpha

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Paul muses about the recent Compaq/Intel agreement, and the apparent demise of the Alpha processor design. What does it mean for high-end system users, and who will compete with Intel now?

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Notes from ISSCC 2001

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Paul DeMone gives a rundown of the interesting papers on microprocessor design from the last ISSCC Conference.

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Alpha EV8 (Part 3): Simultaneous Multi-Threat

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Paul DeMone has completed the final installment of the EV8 SMT series, wher hel looks at the potential performance and compares it with it’s competitors (IA-64, Power4, etc.).

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Alpha EV8 (Part 2): Simultaneous Multi-Threat

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Part 2 of a 3-part series on the Alpha EV8. It describes the path leading up to the EV8 and offers a look at its general design and operational characteristics.

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Alpha EV8 (Part 1): Simultaneous Multi-Threat

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Part 1 of a 3-part series on the Alpha EV8. It describes the path leading up to the EV8 and offers a look at its general design and operational characteristics.

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RISC vs. CISC Still Matters

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There is a widely held notion that RISC and CISC processor design have converged and the terms are now meaningless. Paul DeMone shows why this viewpoint is wrong and how the inherent superiority of RISC is influencing the future of the x86 architecture.

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