Tuesday, September 16, 2008

HOT CHIPS Distinguished Panel Video

As an addendum to my report on the HOT CHIPS conference, I'm posting this link to the video highlights of the distinguished panel. [courtesy of IEEE Spectrum]

It was a thrill to see these giants of computer architecture talking informally and good-naturedly about the greatest hits and misses in microprocessor design. There were several references to the nearly perfect inverse relationship between architectural elegance and market success. That's right, they talked about the x86 architecture quite a bit.

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