[rescue] sparc10 cpu - what to do.

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Dec 20 12:31:38 CST 2016

On 12/20/2016 01:29 PM, Mouse wrote:
>> I've wondered what kind of performance boost we could get if we ran
>> directly at the microcode layer (the one that pretends it's this
>> obsolete junk).
> Significant, probably, but also hellishly complicated to do anything
> useful with.  Risky, too; microcode tends to allow things like gating
> more than one internal register onto an internal data bus at the same
> time.  And probably strictly Harvard, rather than von Neumann.
> And very, very processor-rev-specific.

  That would very quickly bring back the now-obsolete requirement that
programmers actually know what they're doing. ;)


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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