Artifact Details

Title

SPARC version 9: adding 64-bit addressing and robustness to an existing RISC architecture

Catalog Number

102624695

Type

Moving Image

Date

1992-09-18

Credits

Ditzel, David R.

Publisher

University Video Communications

Duration

00:48:00

Format

Betacam SP

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

From University Video Communications' catalog:

"SPARC started as a 32-bit RISC (reduced instruction set architecture). This talk describes the evolution of SPARC to a full 64-bit architecture, and the design decisions that drove those changes. In addition to extending the address range, a number of changes were made to better support compilers, operating systems, superscalar implementations, context switching, and fault tolerant systems."

Category

Lecture

Credit

Gift of University Video Communications

Lot Number

X6636.2013