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microcode

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌkəʊd)
n
(Computer Science) computing a set of microinstructions
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Noun1.microcode - (computer science) coded instructions that are stored permanently in read-only memory
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
computer code, code - (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- As Intel has rolled out fixes for Spectre and Meltdown, it's worked closely with Microsoft to make the required microcode updates available to as wide a group of hardware as possible.
As I shared January 22, we identified the root cause of the reboot issue affecting the initial Broadwell and Haswell microcode updates.
Processor maker Intel, has said it wants customers to know that it's sticking to its recent commitment to put security first after it confirmed that it's investigating an issue with the CPU microcode updates it issued to its hardware partners.
Seven parts of the textbook focus in turn (but not in order) on the seven levels of abstraction that computers operate at: application, high-order language, assembly, operating system, instruction set architecture, microcode, and logic gate.
Intel has identified the issue and has now issuing a microcode update to effectively clamp down on this 'bug'.
com)-- DoGav Systems, a leading provider of software and hardware consultancy specializing in Freescale's PowerQUICC[TM] communications processors, today announced the new addition to its range of microcode products: Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) for Freescale's MPC83xx PowerQUICC[TM] II Pro, and MPC8555E/8560 PowerQUICC[TM] III processors built on Power Architecture[TM] technology.
Butcher has worked on computers in areas ranging from microcode on bit-slice processors to high-level declarative programming.
The platform is based on one programmable, broadcast-specific, vector signal processor (VSP) and is able to handle any standard by adapting its microcode.
These features are understood to include: workload management, error recovery control, one-step microcode download, and write-same technology.
It also boasts an enhancement to the controller microcode that provides optimization for rich media applications by dramatically increasing the sequential performance.
I've been thinking about this, and I think this was the case (and I am guessing here), because OS/400 had only really been implemented with microcode that knew how to juggle 32 physical processors (in this case, we are talking about cores), and that the logical partitioning code in the OS/400 microcode somehow was limited by the 32-way symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) feature in OS/400.
ASPEN functionality is determined by upgradeable microcode that is downloaded into on-chip instruction memory.