The Swift SE-1

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." -- R. Buckminster Fuller

Please read this in order. I introduce many ideas and pieces of the total concept in sequence. Every chapter assumes you know the ideas presented in the previous chapters. If you skip around, you will not understand! -- Steven Swift

The big picture

   o   Overview: WIZ, ZOZ, and SAC-3

The WIZ microprocessor

   o   The WIZ hardware overview
   o   The WIZ Frontend in detail
   o   The WIZ Backend in detail
   o   Instruction timing
        o Timing: ILP and OOO
        o Timing: datapaths and pipelines
   o   What functions are included in a standard WIZ?
   o   Simple syntax
   o   Primitive arithmetic operators
   o   Conditional skip
   o   RAM
   o   Constants
   o   Stored programs
   o   Summary

The SE-1: a zillion WIZes on a chip

   o   The gateway circuit
   o   A chip full of WIZes
   o   Inter-WIZ functions
   o   Bare-naked WIZes
   o   WIZ-level parallelization
   o   On-chip power and radio
   o   The Power of Simplicity

The ZOZ: a zillion SE-1 chips on a network

   o   OS services and the placement algorithm
   o   More chapters in progress - should be ready by June (2024)


   o   Misc bits and pieces
   o   The Mars project