Subject: Re: corba or sockets?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 02 Nov 2000 02:18:15 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Boris Schaefer <>
| Well, for some time now, I have put off studying some processor
| designs.  Since I did never before study a processor design, I would
| be glad, if you could recommend a processor that's modern and that
| someone with no (at least not very much) previous experience in this
| area can understand.  I'd also be glad for some literature
| recommendations in this area.

  Just about nothing beats David A. Patterson and John L Hennessy's
  seminal works "Computer Architecture (a quantitative approach)" and
  "Computer Organization and Design (the hardware/software interface)".

  Read them before you pick up, say, the processor reference manuals
  for the Intel Pentium III.  (Despite the braindamaged instruction
  set and register model, the internals are amazingly brilliant.)

  Does anyone remember where I parked Air Force One?
                                   -- George W. Bush