[Beowulf] Vector coprocessors
jlb17 at duke.edu
Fri Mar 17 07:03:40 PST 2006
On Fri, 17 Mar 2006 at 7:50am, Craig Tierney wrote
> Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:
> What do you mean by 'real' dual core chips? What features
> do you think are missing on Intel Dual Core?
Sorry -- I should have clarified that. What I meant was the Pentium D and
current Xeon dual cores, which just have the 2 separate cores in the same
package, talking to each other over an external, slow (compared to the
cores) bus. To me, that's very obviously a slapped-together "we're
getting out butts kicked" response to the rather more elegant AMD
solution. And it shows, especially in the power consumption numbers.
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