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View Resource MIT Amorphous Computing

This site covers the interesting new frontier of molecular computing, which links molecular biology with computer science. It is Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT's) Amorphous Computing homepage. Amorphous computing is defined by the MIT amorphous computer engineers as "methods for instructing myriads of programmable entities to cooperate to achieve particular goals," and sometimes...

http://groups.csail.mit.edu/mac/projects/amorphous/index.htm...
View Resource Mindshare: PC System Architecture

Mindshare is a company that specializes in technical training for a variety of computer technologies. Five short courses can be accessed from the Mindshare home page at no charge, after completing a quick registration. The online courses give an overview of the "PCI-X System Architecture, Rambus, USB 2.0, PCI Power Management, and Infiniband System Architecture." Each of these technologies is...

https://www.mindshare.com/
View Resource Boxes and Arrows

Boxes and Arrows is a monthly online journal that addresses "the complex task of bringing architecture and design to the digital landscape." Articles are written by peers of this multi-disciplinary field, and contributions are encouraged. The goal of the journal is to stimulate thought-provoking discussion about a wide range of topics, including professional practices, case studies, historical...

http://boxesandarrows.com/
View Resource Computer Architecture Tutorial

Students in computer science or engineering will find this tutorial on computer architecture very useful and enlightening. Contributed by Professor Prabhu at Iowa State University, the material covers beginning and intermediate topics. Beginning with an overview of basic theorems, like Amdahl's Law, Prabhu explains the most important considerations for processor performance. He then goes into more...

http://web.cs.iastate.edu/~prabhu/Tutorial/title.html
View Resource The Journey Inside

The Web designers at Intel did a tremendous job when designing The Journey Inside, a Web site on computer and Internet-related technologies. Six sections offer interactive lessons, video demonstrations, and interesting stories about fundamental concepts. The first section provides a general introduction to computers. Next is an informative overview of Circuits and Switches, followed by a...

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/k12/the-jo...
View Resource Ars Technica: CPU and Chipset Guide

An informative collection of articles on computer hardware and operation is presented by Ars Technica. Many of the more recent articles (July 2002 to February 2003) have shifted from focusing on specific technologies and platforms to explaining basic principles of computer architecture. This includes "pipelining and superscalar execution," bandwidth and latency, multithreading, and CPU caching....

http://archive.arstechnica.com/cpu/
View Resource The Source: x86-64

Advanced Micro Devices' new x86-64 microprocessor architecture is studied on this site, with the objective of porting open source software to the 64-bit platform. Developers can choose from many different resources available online, including a basic introduction to the x86-64 assembly language and instruction operation codes. An advanced x86-64 system simulator can be downloaded for GNU/ Linux...

http://www.x86-64.org/
View Resource Creating Science-Driven Computer Architecture: A New Path to Scientific Leadership

Motivated by Japan's recent accomplishment of building the world's fastest supercomputer, this report discusses a methodology for creating "a new class of computational capability in the United States that is optimal for science." With the needs of several different scientific disciplines in mind, the report outlines the goals of the IBM Blue Gene and the proposed Blue Planet projects. Specific...

http://www.nersc.gov/assets/NewsImages/2002/HECRTF-V4-2003.p...
View Resource A Component Architecture for High-Performance Computing

This preprint, written by researchers at Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, discusses some important design decisions involved in developing a high-performance computer architecture for scientific applications. The authors introduce the Common Component Architecture and its orientation toward the general computing needs of the scientific community, as opposed to other...

https://e-reports-ext.llnl.gov/pdf/241603.pdf
View Resource If architects don't draw by their own hand, is something lost in translation?

Drawing Architecture http://drawingarchitecture.tumblr.com/ Architect Philip Johnson's Glass House http://www.architecturaldigest.com/architecture/2012-09/architect-philip-johnson-glass-house-modernism-article Architectural Drawings of Willis and Lillian Leenhouts https://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/digilib/leenh/index.cfm Hugh Ferriss: Architectural...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2012/0907