Physical Pi

Posted by Romilly Cocking, Steve Freeman  on  Aug 24, 2013

Romilly Cocking explains how to make Pi interact with the outside world, from flashing LEDs to autonomous robots, with examples of how to connect to lights, motors, and sensors.

A Crash Course in Modern Hardware

Posted by Cliff Click  on  Jan 12, 2010 17

In this presentation from the JVM Languages Summit 2009, Cliff Click discusses the Von Neumann architecture, CISC vs RISC, the rise of multicore, Instruction-Level Parallelism (ILP), pipelining, out-of-order dispatch, static vs dynamic ILP, performance impact of cache misses, memory performance, memory vs CPU caching, examples of memory/CPU cache interaction, and tips for improving performance.

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