Intel’s free literature

I noticed that you are able to order hard-copy’s of Intel’s books on the IA-32, 64 and Itanium architecture. So I did.

Today, a few days later, I received them. They’re very informative thorough and well structured. And, in contrary to other professional literature, you are able to read it without crunching your brains on one jargon-filled sentence. Basically free, dense and easily read books and great references.

So, a big thank you to Intel for this nice free service.

By the way, Itanium seems to really rock. (256 registers, compiler branch prediction, 8-superscalar, etc)

Also, I’ve got no spare room anymore on my desk. :)

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  1. I have the IA32/64 books sitting on my bookshelf. Great help with building my assembler because the instruction formats are presented in a simple manner.

    I thought about ordering the Itanium ones (skimmed the pdf version of the instruction set online) but I know I’ll probably never actually have an Itanium server 😉

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