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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2004 8:29 pm 
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http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=19423

I'm posting this here because, in my opinion, the most interesting aspects of Sun's new CPU design are software related. This thing is gorgeous.

Read, drool, and comment at will.


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Sweet.
I love concurrent programming. I've always been fascinated with it. :)


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This design is just gorgeous. As they say in the article, it is almost an exact opposite of the P4's deep pipeline.

I'd love to get my hands on one ... actually, I'd love for someone to pay me to port a linux kernel to it.

*giggles*


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*dribbledribbledribble*

Sounds very promising, and if I had a zillion dollars, Jip, I'd pay you for that little job.

About 20 years ago, I recall reading articles much like this one regarding the new (at the time) Pentium technology, and look at how things have turned out today.

Hopefully Sun will make more of this than Intel did of Pentium.


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Jipstyle wrote:
This design is just gorgeous. As they say in the article, it is almost an exact opposite of the P4's deep pipeline.

I'd love to get my hands on one ... actually, I'd love for someone to pay me to port a linux kernel to it.

*giggles*


Here's 4 dollars. Go for it.


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I reread that article again today. And drool worthy is an understatement. Hopefully, the author is correct and some good academic research will appear as well. That would be pretty interesting stuff to work on.

And Jip... don't worry about having to port Linux - Solaris 10 runs Linux apps. ;)

*** and windows(?) - I'll have to double check on the openwindows stuff.


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Gadget wrote:
And Jip... don't worry about having to port Linux - Solaris 10 runs Linux apps. ;)

*** and windows(?) - I'll have to double check on the openwindows stuff.


Oh, I know that Solaris would run happily ... what i'm saying is that it would be GREAT to be involved in writing a custom kernel for that baby. Threading and scheduling on parallel threaded cores with in-order execution == painful fun. :D The sharing of L2 cache across cores will also require some reworked code ... since current SMP systems each have their own on-die L2.

God I'm a geek. :lol:


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