[rescue] R8k I2's
ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Tue Jan 7 23:52:03 CST 2003
MMM SGI's P4...
On Tuesday, January 7, 2003, at 10:21 PM, Joshua D Boyd wrote:
> OK, the R8k was a stop gap measure until the R10k was ready. SGI
> needed a machine with really good floating point performance. So, they
> introduced the R8k, which used some really cutting edge design ideas to
> get this performance. One of the problems is that they traded integer
> performance for floating point. So many applications that aren't
> floating point heavy ran slower on this than on previous chips. Also,
> the R8k had a deep pipeline and having to flush it was very expensive.
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