This site was created by Crystal Chen, Greg Novick and Kirk Shimano to accompany a presentation about
RISC architectures for their Sophomore College 2000
class entitled The Intellectual Excitement of Computer Science taught by Professor Eric Roberts.
Please note that all sound files used on this site are in WAV format. While this is not our format of choice,
server restrictions prevent us from hosting other formats. If your browser does not properly play the
sound files, grab a copy of QuickTime.
We would like to thank Stanford University President John Hennessy for sharing his time, insights, and experience.
We would also like to thank Lilly Irani and Dave Huang for providing their assistance and guidance during
this project. Lilly also deserves credit for testing our tape recorder prior
to our interview with President Hennessy.
The photos used on this site are press images available from MIPS Technologies, Inc. and Motorola.