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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ISSCC 2005: The CELL Microprocessor

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This article is an overview of the CELL microprocessor as presented at ISSCC 2005 by IBM, Toshiba and Sony.

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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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