A Historical Look at the VAX: DEC, NVAX, Alpha and Competitors

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A Historical Look at the VAX: DEC, NVAX, Alpha and the Competition [Part II] Editor’s Note and Introduction: This series of articles first appeared last summer in the comp.arch newsgroup, in a series of posts by John Mashey. Since then, it has been updated, edited and enriched with additional material and graphs by David Kanter, […]

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A Historical Look at the VAX: Microprocessor Economics

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Editor’s Note: This series of articles first appeared last summer in the comp.arch newsgroup, in a series of posts by John Mashey. Since then, it has been updated, edited and enriched with additional material and graphs by David Kanter, all with permission of the author. Introduction The VAX was an orthogonal, 32-bit CISC instruction set […]

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Wolves in CISC Clothing

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Paul examines three software emulations for x86.

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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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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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ARM’s Race to Embedded World Domination

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What is the number one selling 32-bit microprocessor? Probably not what you think. Paul DeMone looks at the very successful ARM processor in this months Silicon Insider.

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