This document assumes you already know all about the ZOZ.
You MUST read the ZOZ first or you will not understand the WIZ!
For a shorter overview: In the ZOZ book, read "The big picture". Then here, read The WIZ circuits 1, 2, and 8, and A chip full of WIZes 1, 2, 3, and 6.
From ZOZ to organized ZOZ
From organized ZOZ to WIZ
One WIZ: the circuits
The frontend circuit
Example backend circuits
Timing: ILP and OOO
Timing: datapaths and pipelines
The gateway circuit
The stored program
The goto & gotoIf circuits
One hundred thousand WIZes: the chip
A chip full of WIZes
Some history and rationale behind the WIZ
Inter-WIZ communication (internal details)
Inter-WIZ functions and bare-naked WIZes
OS services and the placement algorithm
On-chip power and radio
The Power of Simplicity
Back to the beginning.