[rescue] R8k I2's

Andrew Weiss 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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