Essential to Understanding the Operation of the SPARC Processor August 31, 2012,
Volume 174, Issue 5
Darryl Gove draws attention to the release of the updated "Oracle SPARC Architecture 2011," a document essential for those interested in the behavior of a SPARC processor. This publication supersedes the SPARC v9 book, which was published in the 90s. Describing its scope, the document collects in one volume the nonprivileged (Level 1) architecture from SPARC V9; most of the privileged (Level 2) architecture from SPARC V9; and provides more in-depth coverage of all SPARC V9 features. Moreover, the book includes all of the architectural extensions (beyond SPARC V9), developed through the processor generations of UltraSPARC III, IV, IV+ and T1.