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April 1, 2014 at 12:37 pm
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A part of the Mill hardware that is largely invisible to the programmer and can’t be directly accessed. What it does is manage temporary memory used by certain operations. It has it’s own separate caches and is ultimately backed by DRAM. Among other things it takes care of the scratchpad, of the call stacks, of the belts of frames down the call hierarchy, of contexts in task switches etc.