[rescue] Wanted: Old Sun Hardware
patrick at zill.net
Wed Oct 14 14:29:03 CDT 2009
Joshua Boyd wrote:
>> How about "if the system's CPU doesn't have out of order execution it is
>> old" .
>> Maybe that is a better way to classify things.
> Wouldn't that mean that Atoms and ARMs are old?
OK to clarify:
1. I was only talking about Sun systems, which have never shipped Atom
or ARM-based units.
2. I was unaware that OOE is not found on even newer CPUs; I thought
that USIII and anything later had OOE. My mistake (as I said in an
earlier post on this thread).
I think there is a distinction that would not have to be stated when we
are talking about workstation and high-end server systems vs. embedded
CPUs designed for power efficiency....
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