Let MindShare Bring Intel® Nehalem Processors to Life for You
Nehalem processors were recently added to Intel’s IA32 CPU family. Building on the previous generation Core 2 architecture, Nehalem brings both major and minor enhancements related to system scalability, hardware integration, main memory access, and power/thermal management.
The primary focus of this course is on Nehalem CPU hardware: processor cores, Uncore logic, with an overview of external interfaces and common platform topologies. The course also introduces CPU operational modes, the IA32/64 instruction set, performance monitoring, processor virtualization, etc.--mainly in the context of Nehalem CPU hardware required to support them. Note that other courses in MindShare’s IA32/IA64 series offer comprehensive coverage of the software architecture, platform chipsets, QPI, PCI Express, DRAM, virtualization, etc.
The Nehalem Architecture course follows a top-down approach. Key concepts and functional relationships are emphasized, accompanied by specifics of the Nehalem implementation.