Advanced CPU Designs: Crash Course Computer Science #9

submitted by Huzzaz on 04/27/17 1

So now that we’ve built and programmed our very own CPU, we’re going to take a step back and look at how CPU speeds have rapidly increased from just a few cycles per second to gigahertz! Some of that improvement, of course, has come from faster and more efficient transistors, but a number hardware designs have been implemented to boost performance. And you’ve probably heard or read about a lot of these - they’re the buzz words attached to just about every new CPU release - terms like instruction pipelining, cache, FLOPS, superscalar, branch prediction, multi-core processors, and even super computers! These designs are pretty complicated, by the fundamental concepts behind them are not. So bare with us as we introduce a lot of new terminology including what might just be the best computer science term of all time: the dirty bit. Let us explain. Produced in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios: youtube.com/pbsdigitalstudios The Latest from PBS Digital Studios: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1mtdjDVOoOqJzeaJAV15Tq0tZ1vKj7ZV We’ve got merch! store.dftba.com/collections/crashcourse Want to know more about Carrie Anne? about.me/carrieannephilbin Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashC... Twitter - www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: patreon.com/crashcourse

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