vr 18 oktober 2013
I need to pick a programming language to prototype some initial ideas for my next research project, an interactive shell to program and control lightweight process networks. I initially started with Python, but I stumbled into the need for efficient and concise pattern matching on tree-like data structures, which Python …Read More
wo 04 september 2013
Here are some resources I found useful on the topics of teaching, writing and presenting.
- David R. MacIver. Warning: This blog has secret mind control powers. September 2013.
- Steve Losh. Teach, Don’t Tell. September 2013.
- Jacob Kaplan-Moss. Writing great documentation. November 2009. (Part 1: What to write; Part 2 …
do 01 augustus 2013
Ivan Godard from Out-of-the-Box Computing is currently touring the US talking about his Mill CPU architecture, based on a new machine model called the “Belt”. I just finished watching the 2nd talk on the machine model and its realization in the processor’s micro-architecture.
OotB’s contribution is a machine …Read More
za 29 juni 2013
Ever since I defended my thesis in September 2012, a thought had been left lingering in the epilogue of my book: that computing systems architects and designers are currently incentivized by market effects to build mostly “closed” systems that are annoying to tinker with. Besides a few exceptions like Raspberry …Read More
do 06 juni 2013
The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.—-William L. Bragg
There are different types of scientific writings.
Some report on inventions: a concrete problem without known previous solution is described, then a solution is proposed …Read More
zo 17 februari 2013
vr 15 februari 2013
do 14 februari 2013
Heat on chip
Computer chips become hotter when they are used. If they become too hot, they break. Also, if they become just a little hot enough, they consume much more power to get the same amount of work done. Therefore, to protect chips and increase their power efficiency …
di 20 november 2012