z/Architects Gone Wild - A Look at Unusual z/Architecture Instructions
Project and Program: Application Architecture Development and Integration
, LE and Programming Languages
, SHARE in Orlando 2011
This presentation will look at some unusual instructions of z/Architecture and explain their use in an accessible way. It will also give an additional technical and historical perspective. The instructions covered are: Checksum, Update Tree, Compare and Form Codeword, Perform Locked Operation, Load Pair Disjoint, Population Count, Store Clock Fast, Monitor Call, Translate One/Two to One/Two, Search String Unicode, Convert Unicode. The author is a young mainframer, and selected instructions whose purpose was not very clear to himself at the beginning of his mainframe career.
Presenter(s): Jan Samohyl, CA Technologies
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