Sophie Wilson talks Microprocessors at NMOC - 7pm Thursday 13 October

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Sophie Wilson talks Microprocessors at NMOC - 7pm Thursday 13 October

Postby kieranhj » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:03 am

Saw this on Twitter yesterday: http://www.tnmoc.org/news/upcoming-events/talks?platform=hootsuite

Sophie Wilson

Microprocessors in the 1980s, today and in the future

Thursday 13 October 2016 at 7pm

Sophie Wilson, co-designer of the BBC microprocessor and the chip in the vast majority of today's smartphones, will cast her expert eye over microprocessor developments and implications since the 1980s and where the technology might be going.
Sophie Wilson is a British computer scientist and software engineer. She co- designed the BBC Micro-Computer, the first of a long line of computers sold by Acorn Computers Ltd, and its programming language BBC BASIC. She later designed the instruction set of the ARM processor, today used in more than 90% of today's smartphones.

This is Sophie’s fourth visit to talk at TNMOC – her talks are very popular, so early booking is highly recommended!

Would love to go along to this but seems unlikely I'll be able to make it on a school night, as it were. :(
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Re: Sophie Wilson talks Microprocessors at NMOC - 7pm Thursday 13 October

Postby sbadger » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:53 pm

Hi Kieran,

Snap, i'd like to but not possible for me, though I did find this as a result.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5j_Y-ML3dg

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Re: Sophie Wilson talks Microprocessors at NMOC - 7pm Thursday 13 October

Postby ThomasHarte » Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:04 pm

kieranhj wrote:Would love to go along to this but seems unlikely I'll be able to make it on a school night, as it were. :(

The commute would also be prohibitive for me.

Does the museum live stream or otherwise record its events? If not then is anybody here sufficiently closely involved that they could propose it? I'd pay for that.

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Re: Sophie Wilson talks Microprocessors at NMOC - 7pm Thursday 13 October

Postby kieranhj » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:29 pm

sbadger wrote:Hi Kieran,

Snap, i'd like to but not possible for me, though I did find this as a result.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5j_Y-ML3dg

stew

the monitor is still great btw!

Good find Stew! Glad monitor still working and not gone up in smoke. :) We need to go for those beers - I'll send you a PM.
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Re: Sophie Wilson talks Microprocessors at NMOC - 7pm Thursday 13 October

Postby 1980s_john » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:45 pm

Thanks for the link. I just checked and general tickets have now sold out, leaving only those for NMOC members @ £12.50 each.

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Re: Sophie Wilson talks Microprocessors at NMOC - 7pm Thursday 13 October

Postby BigEd » Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:23 pm

That demo of the ARM simulation at the end of Sophie's talk can be found here:
http://visual6502.org/sim/varm/armgl.html
and you can run any ARM program you can fit into a URL... at maybe 4Hz! That's, oh, about a million times slower than reality. (But if it was faster you wouldn't be able to enjoy the fireworks)


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