Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Ode to Machine Architecture

Filed under
Hardware
Software

I have been writing lately about the importance of learning the underlying tenants of computing if you are going to be a great programmer, and in particular some machine language and computer architecture.

It typically does not make a difference which architecture you learn, or which machine language, as long as the architecture and machine language can illustrate the basic concepts of computing to a level that is useful in future studies of operating systems design and compiler theory, helping you to under stand issues like cache management, interrupt handling and I/O.

This blog entry, however, is not going to talk about those issues. Instead it will talk about a few instances in my life where knowing assembly language helped me immensely in solving problems.

rest here




Architecture Does Matter

People seemed to like my blog yesterday about how the knowledge of assembly and machine language improved my programs, or the programs of people around me.

Today I would like to show people how simply understanding a little about the architecture of the machine and operating system, even without knowing assembly language, can improve program performance. Likewise the study of algorithms and computer techniques.

rest here

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Forum topic Place Your Bets Now About masumhossain247 26/06/2016 - 10:57pm
Forum topic Virtually mapped stacks with guard pages (x86, core masumhossain247 26/06/2016 - 9:20pm
Story today's leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2016 - 6:55pm
Story today's howtos Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2016 - 6:51pm
Story More Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2016 - 6:47pm
Story OSS Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2016 - 6:45pm
Story Leftovers: Security Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2016 - 6:41pm
Story Phoronix on Graphics Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2016 - 5:41pm
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2016 - 5:37pm
Story Tizen News Rianne Schestowitz 26/06/2016 - 4:53pm