An adventure into the deep dark innards of Computer Architecture

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Deep inside your computer lies a world of unbelievable horror. Where electrons eat and are eaten by small dangerous machines, slowly taking over all of human thinking and ability. The live in order to reduce us to mere cattle, which they will then harvest.

  1. How big is the CPU L1 cache on your computer?

  2. How wide is each cache line?

  3. How big is your BVH node?

  4. Can the CPU use your BVH node without going to main memory?

  5. If your CPU supports 4-way vector units, how could you accelerate your ray tracer?