[rescue] RE: divide and conquer? (CPU design)

G W Adkins rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Jun 21 10:40:24 CDT 2001

> > Real gains in speed are achieved by proximity, and dividing a CPU into 
> > multiple pieces of silicon (or whatever) will have a negative effect.
> I beleive that he was trying to say that it should be 8 CPUs on the same
> die, as opposed to one CPU with 8 execution units.
Check out IBM's Power4 stuff...

quad-SMP on one chip, unified L2 cache.

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