Barrel Shifter Porter
An oak-aged porter with strong vanilla notes and just a hint of cherry
What's With the Name?
A barrel shifter is a digital circuit that can shift a data word by a specified number of bits in one clock cycle. It can be implemented as a sequence of multiplexers (mux.), and in such an implementation the output of one mux is connected to the input of the next mux in a way that depends on the shift distance.
Beer & Brewing Info
BJCP Style: Wood-Aged Beer, Style 22C
Mashed @ 156°F for 60min OG 1.076
The world of home computers didn't really become interesting until late 1986 when Intel released its 3rd generation chip - the 80386, or simply the 386 which used the barrel shifter to rotate any 32-bit number in one clock cycle. The removal of the barrel shifter from Intel's P4 design is blamed by most for its slowness.