Modern processors are ridiculously complicated. If you really want to understand them, it's good to back off and reduce them to their essentials. VLIWs are interesting machines because all they HAVE in hardware is basics, especially the early VLIWs like Multiflow's. This talk will cover Multiflow's history and product design, to elucidate some processor ground truths. I'll also throw in other observations, and some x86 lessons from my Intel experiences. And who knows what else. Ask questions. We'll all be surprised.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Free and open to the public