x86-32, Intel64, and
From the '386 to Core i7 and Phenom
This course provides a
detailed description of the latest Intel and AMD 32/64-bit processor
architectures and their
implementations in the Core 2, Core i7, Xeon,
Athlon, Opteron, and Phenom processors. Key features and characteristics of
Intel and AMD chipsets designed to support the different versions are covered
as well as the details of system implementation from both a hardware and
software point of view. Click for detailed outline.
AMD64 and Intel64 (EM64T) 32/64-Bit
Advanced Micro Device's AMD64
technology, and its close relative, Intel64, brings the venerable IA-32 architecture into the
64-bit world. This course explains the details of the new 64-bit modes,
the enhancements made to the GP, SSE/XMM, and Control Register files.
and also takes a close look at the extensions to the instruction set.
Itanium System Architecture
Itanium Architecture, previously known as
IA-64, is Intel’s offering in the 64-bit computing arena. Having one of the
more recent architectures in this field the Itanium integrates
concepts from several of the CPUs it is competing with, and adds
the latest results from computer science research.
With its massive on-chip
resources, several parallel execution pipes, and support for large, fast
caches the Itanium Architecture creates opportunities and challenges
for both hardware, system-level, and application-level developers. This
course will bring you up-to-speed on Itanium’s architectural additions
at the processor and system levels as well as their impact on software
development approaches. Click for detailed outline.