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SubjectRe: Any limitations on bigmem usage?
On Tue, 12 Jun 2001, Rob Landley wrote:

> Brilliant. You need what, a 6x larger cache just to break even with
> the amount of time you're running in-cache?

That's going to be hard, since the cache will also need to be
faster in order to feed the CPU core. Making a cache both
larger AND faster at the same time will need some smart people.

> And of course the compiler is GOING to put NOPs in that because it
> won't always be able to figure out something for the second and third
> cores to do this clock, regardless of how good a compiler it is.

Compilers are also notoriously bad at runtime optimisations.

> That's just beautiful.

I also never expected Intel to dispose of themselves in such
a cute way.

cheers,

Rik
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