The RISC Wars Part 1 : The Cambrian Explosion - Supplemental
Two great articles from the early days of RISC processors
In this weeks supplemental post we're going to focus on two magazine articles from the the 1980s. Together they give an interesting insight into how RISC as a technology and the market for RISC microprocessors were each seen at that time.
Byte Magazine : RISC CHIPS
The first is in Byte Magazine from 1984. The author, John Markoff, would become technology correspondent of the New York Times for 28 years. This is a great piece that looks at the technology of the early RISC Chips, RISC - I and MIPS, in some detail.