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Linux and the Alpha part 2

David Mosberger Issue #43, November 1997 Part 2 brings us optimization techniques for speeding up code to get the best performance from your Alpha or other RISC processor. In this article, I will discuss techniques to optimize code for platforms running Linux on Alpha processors. It is based on four years of experience with the Alpha architecture. The primary lesson ...

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Linux and the Alpha

David Mosberger Issue #42, October 1997 This is the first of a 2 part series, an introduction to the Alpha family of computers in preparation for giving us the techniques for optimizing code on this high-performance platform in Part 2. Ever since its announcement in the Fall of 1991, the Alpha architecture (see Reference 3) has been the foundation of ...

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