Reading Assignment and Discussion Topics
Computer Science 471

for class on Thursday Sept. 21, 2000

Please read:

Be prepared to discuss the following issues based on the case:

1. How would you summarize the points of view of the two Johns?

2. Hennessy's performance claim is based on the increased length of a certain logic path in the byte-addressed machine. What hardware is involved?

3. From your knowledge of C, what problems can you imagine in a port of C-based Unix to a word-addressed architecture?

4. What should Hennessy do?