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Alpha Processors

This term we will shift from the MIPS processors used in previous versions of this class, and also covered in the book, to Digital Alpha processors. Alpha's have a very simple instruction set and hence form an ideal platform for studying machine-level programming. In addition, Alpha's are among the fastest processors available in the marketplace. We anticipate receiving a shipment of Alpha's later in January, in time for class use by mid-February.

Randy Bryant
Tue Jan 13 13:55:42 EST 1998