|The article has the rather cryptic title "Just like being there: Papers from the Fall Processor Forum 2005: Application-customized CPU design." The abstract is more descriptive.|
This Fall Processor Forum paper explores the customized IBM PowerPC processor designed for the Microsoft XBox 360, designed and optimized for high-volume production, low cost, and quality -- with an array of testing and debug features to reduce system time-to-market. It boasts three 3.2GHz high-frequency PowerPC processor cores, and it's like no chip you've ever met before. Read why.
I gotta say, these CPU details are a little low level for the work I usually do, but interesting nonetheless.
This article too has been Slashdotted. (The Slashdotters seem to be real on top of developerWorks articles lately.)