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Title: Computer Architecture's Changing Role in Rebooting Computing

In this paper, Windows 95 started the Wintel era, in which Microsoft Windows running on Intel x86 microprocessors dominated the computer industry and changed the world. Retaining the x86 instruction set across many generations let users buy new and more capable microprocessors without having to buy software to work with new architectures.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
SAND-2017-9063J
Journal ID: ISSN 0018-9162; 656495
Grant/Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Computer
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 50; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0018-9162
Publisher:
IEEE
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; rebooting computing; computer architecture; John von Neumann; hardware
OSTI Identifier:
1389591