Compared to most regular CPUs, Qibec has a very simple architecture.

For instance, there is no ALU (Arithmetic Logic Unit), no pipeline (although the clock-signal is divided into phases), no instruction-decoding (because only 1 instruction exists), and there are no real registers.

The CPU consists of transistors - about 650 of them in total, most of which are simply "copy/pasted" to implement the address-bus.

Qibec's actual core (somewhat similar to an ALU in a regular CPU) has only 8 transistors.

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