Category Archives: Computer Architecture & Organization

Your CPU Peak Performance

Posted in kerneltrap.org on December 25, 2009 – 3:43am I am following an interesting class on Languages for Scientific Computing taught by Prof. Bientinesi. Just a week ago he explained about the theoretical peak performance of a processor that is … Continue reading

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x86 Permits Unaligned Memory Access (It Will Never SEGFAULT)

Posted in kerneltrap.org on March 31, 2009 – 3:41pm While fiddling with the Linux kernel during my last semester at the university (oh, I really miss those days), I was aware that unaligned access to a member of a structure … Continue reading

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What Code Veneer Means

Posted in kerneltrap.org on March 2, 2009 – 3:42pm Tuning into binutils mailing list, I often come across the words `ARM veneer’. Just today I came across a post giving its definition. A veneer is a sequence of instructions.

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Computer Subsystems – How Important I/O Is

Posted in kerneltrap.org on October 4, 2008 – 9:53pm I believe every new student studying Computer Science or Information Technology will be introduced to the sub-systems of computers, which are Input Unit, Output Unit, Arithmetic and Logic Unit, Central Processing … Continue reading

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