TitleAn overview of Intel's Pentium processor
CreditsCrawford, John (speaker); Alpert, Don (speaker); Fu, Beatrice (speaker)
PublisherUniversity Video Communications
Copyright HolderComputer History Museum
DescriptionFrom University Video Communications' catalog:
"This talk begins with a brief look at the growth of Intel's microprocessor line from 1971 (4004) through 1993 (Pentium Processor). Then, the key micro-architecture features of the Pentium Processor (superscalar, branch prediction, pipelined floating point, etc.) are introduced, and their effectiveness is measured on the SPECint 92 benchmark suite using built-in performance monitoring features. Next, the compiler technology co-developed with the Pentium Processor is described, illustrated by an animation of the instruction flow through the instruction pipeline. The talk concludes with a comparison of the Pentium Processor and the Intel486 CPU executing the SPECint 92 and SPECfp 92 benchmarks suites as compiled by three different compilers, summarizing the performance benefits of the hardware and compiler techniques discussed earlier."