How does CPU memory work and what every programmers should know about memory

By | December 7, 2015

Came across this detailed paper “What Every Programmer Should Know About Memory” by Ulrich Drepper dated 21 November 2007. (

It is a long read but provides a wealth of background which explains some good fundamental concepts that are still valid today.

Another article,¬† puts another “practical” spin on the original paper and is also worth a read.

Bookmark these so if you find yourself with nothing to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon, these are definitely a good read for those technically inclined.

Another useful link.

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