How to go fast without speculating… Maybe. Perhaps.

Kunle Olukotun didn't like systems that wasted their time stalled on loads and branches. He and his team at Afara Websystems therefore designed a SPARC processor that did work without waits. It became the Sun T1. Speed without speculating The basic idea is to have more decoders than ALUs, so you can have lots of threads… Continue reading How to go fast without speculating… Maybe. Perhaps.


GDPR Approaches!

And PIPEDA has substantial similarities, so it's time for a public service announcement (;-)) My blog is a blog, just like Charlie Stross's blog, and is connected to a business, it's just that the business is in stealth start-up mode. Therefor everything Charlie says here applies here.

My submission to the CRTC re website blocking

I am a published author on technical subjects, and therefore a beneficiary of copyright. I  have also been a close follower of the debates around website blocking and de-listing that culminated in Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc., 2017 SCC 34 (CanLII). I would like to suggest that the CRTC not support an extra-legal mechanism for… Continue reading My submission to the CRTC re website blocking