[rescue] sparc10 cpu - what to do.

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Dec 20 12:30:49 CST 2016

On 12/20/2016 12:46 PM, Mark Linimon wrote:
>>> [...] Has there been any VLIW architecture that has been successful as a
>>> general purpose CPU?
>> Modern Intel x86-64 chips, if you squint. They read in 120-bit wide
>> "instructions", which consist of up to six x86 instructions which it will
>> attempt to execute in parallel.
> I've wondered what kind of performance boost we could get if we ran directly
> at the microcode layer (the one that pretends it's this obsolete junk).

  People have been asking this since the micro-op architecture of the
PentiumPro was publicized.  Man if we only had access to that level..


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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