Intel CMP

May 10, 2004

Well, it looks like Intel is finally going CMP (@ The Register and Reuters). They’re apparently going to address some of the issues associated with continuing to push for high performance with big monolithic superscalars (namely: power consumption associated with crazy-high clock frequencies, scaling limitations of centralized hardware structures, and the benefits of supporting higher throughput through parallelism instead of only relying on low-latency for sequential code). Pretty exciting if you’re a geek like me… and would love a multiprocessor system. :)