Great Public and Private undergraduate/graduate schools for Comp Arch and VLSI/Microelectronics
What are some undergrad and grad schools out there that are under- recognized but still have great computer architecture, design automation, or Digital Integrated-Circuit Design programs? I'd like thread contributers to post names of universities/college programs, the country or state, private or public, and mayb... 29 Mar 2010 18:04
Which is the most beautiful and memorable hardware structure in a CPU?
I think it was a high level language feature first. Are you talking of indexed indirect addressing mode (reg+#immediate) or the link unlink instruction sets for setting the stack pointer? Would the 6502 8 bit micro (ZZ),Y mode count? Or are you more PDP-11? ... 3 Apr 2010 14:49
On the Research channel, which I receive through Dish Network, they show some of the computer science colloquiums at the University of Washington. I recently watched a lecture by professor Pat Hanrahan of Stanford. The lecture is titled "Why are Graphics Systems so Fast?". It ties together some of the topics ... 7 Apr 2010 04:34
Multi-core lag for Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 and Quake 4 on AMD X23800+ processor... why ?
> I just want to know if these kinds of lag issue's are solved for newer processors to decide if I would like to buy a new one sometime :) ;) Could you borrow a newer display card? -- @~@ Might, Courage, Vision, SINCERITY. / v \ Simplicity is Beauty! May the Force and Farce be with you! /( _ )\ (x8... 28 Mar 2010 04:39
x86 instruction set usage-difference between windows 95 and windows xp ?
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 22:45:31 -0700 (PDT), "Alexei A. Frounze" <alexfrunews(a)gmail.com> wrote: On Mar 25, 12:54�pm, Rugxulo <rugx...(a)gmail.com> wrote: On Mar 25, 1:15�am, "Alexei A. Frounze" <alexfrun...(a)gmail.com> wrote: Now, new non-system instructions that don't come in with new CPU regist... 29 Mar 2010 10:12
GPU architecture references P/H 4th ed?
Dear all, I'm trying to find some decent reading pointers about GPU architecture and was very happy when I realized new P/H: Computer organization and design (4th ed) has a chapter on GPUs. I managed to get an e-inspection copy from Elsevier, but can't seem to get the companion CD chapters through the websit... 1 Apr 2010 09:00
Multi-core lag for Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 and Quake 4 on AMD X2 3800+ processor... why ?
Hello, I have played the following three games, and noticed lag when running with "multi-core (rendering (?))" enable = true. 1. Quake 4 2. Left 4 Dead 1 3. Left 4 Dead 2 This was on a AMD X2 3800+ processor with nvidia 7900 GTX 512 MB ram card. To me it seems it's simply a "game engine" problem. The... 28 Mar 2010 07:52
DANGER DANGER THIRD DAY CPU FAN FAILURE DANGER DANGER. (AMD SimNow 4.5.2 has no CPU FAN emulator :( )
I have tried and done the following things: 1. Downloaded the bios rom from bios chip to floppy disk. (Special AFUDOS bootdisk needed) (It's kinda strange afudos didn't want to run with ms-dos 6.22 bootdisk, so it needs it's own special dos ?) (Fortunately I already had all the necessary disks from the past ex... 27 Mar 2010 02:15
Call for papers (Deadline Extended): HPCS-10, USA, July 2010
It would be highly appreciated if you could share this announcement with your colleagues, students and individuals whose research are in parallel computing, distributed systems, operating systems, computer architecture, grid-computing, VLSI, and related areas. Call for papers (Deadline Extended): HPCS-10, US... 26 Mar 2010 13:08
Hello, I was asking myself about the kind of optimization that permitted bus frequency speed increase on motherboards through history (ISA, PCI, AGP, PCI-Express...) ? - Material quality of connections between component ? - Spatial considerations ? - Increase of information quantity playing with clock ? - ... 25 Mar 2010 17:24