In a previous post we looked at the L1, L2 and L3 repositories when discussing CPU. In this post we will look at another CPU repository that can have, and these are called registers. If you are wondering what the register is doing, let’s take a brief look at what it is and what it does.
Register a small memory where you can save the amount of data before you want to work on it. You can think of a register like an envelope or a cubbyhole with a number. Put the amount of data or number in the envelope and do the math on the number. You can then restore the new result to the register.
Over the past few months we have seen a lot of conversations around Specter and Meltdown, the dangers posed by Intel, AMD and ARM processors. Many have noted that the way in which these weaknesses have been reported and handled has been extremely poor in the security industry, but on the other hand, these problems have been handled in a very short time. This blog will go into details about what this risk is and how it was discovered.
Registers are an integral part of any CPU, but they have never been mentioned. They do a lot of important work, but we usually take it for granted. In this blog, we will look at what registers are, the different types and why they are so important to CPU performance.
The CPU needs to be constantly fed with data. It does this from registers. These are small memory areas on a CPU chip where data is stored. This blog will look at what registers provide CPU.
All processors have registers. These registers provide a faster, faster space for the processor to store data. This blog will discuss where registers are available and what they offer for the processor.