RETRO DUNDEE edit / delete

An impressive collection of photos of Dundee from the 60s-80s. It's amazing how much the city centre has changed (in many cases, twice, after the council has realised that the concrete eyesore that replaced a bit of classic Scottish architecture was not as good an idea as it originally seemed).

to architecture dundee history photos ... on 30 March 2015

Gordon Bell: Computers, Projects, Patents, Books, and Papers edit / delete

This includes electronic versions of many of his classic books on computer architecture -- very good stuff.

to ag0803 architecture cpu design electronics etext performance retrocomputing ... on 18 January 2015

Notes on calculating constants in SSE registers - The Old New Thing - Site Home - MSDN Blogs edit / delete

Optimising instruction sequences for loading SSE constants.

to ag0700 ag0803 architecture bitwise simd sse x86 ... on 03 January 2015

Modern Microprocessors - A 90 Minute Guide! edit / delete

This covers nearly all of the architecture side of AG0803, and some more stuff besides; a nice overview.

to ag0803 architecture cpu memory performance pipelining superscalar ... on 24 August 2014

How to get away with disabling DRAM refresh « Reenigne blog edit / delete

Speeding up a demo for the IBM PC by disabling DRAM refresh, since the program accesses all the memory that needs refreshing regularly anyway. Neat.

to architecture demo dram pc refresh retrocomputing ... on 26 July 2014

The Descent to C edit / delete

An excellent overview of what makes C (and the C subset of C++) an unusual programming language. Students: well worth a read.

to ag0700 ag0803 architecture c language-design programming teaching ... on 10 February 2014

Computers edit / delete

Some of the history of Unisys, including their military machines. The interesting thing here is the wide range of word sizes they employed!

to architecture retrocomputing unisys univac ... on 14 December 2013

Understanding ARM Assembly Part 1 - Ntdebugging Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs edit / delete

The basics of the ARM architecture for Windows programmers.

to ag0700 architecture arm windows ... on 01 December 2013

x86oddities edit / delete

"This page enumerates various oddities of the x86/x64."

to ag0700 ag0803 amd64 architecture ia32 x86 ... on 12 November 2013

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