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Comment: Re: Not really 8 cores... (Score 1) 98

by the_humeister (#47809043) Attached to: AMD Releases New Tonga GPU, Lowers 8-core CPU To $229

Somewhat analogous to P4 but not quite in that Bulldozer IPC is about at Phenom II levels. See here: fully loaded, IPC is equivalent to Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge but single-threaded it's about at Phenom II IPC.

AMD's original goal was to get Bulldozer to have similar IPC as Phenom II. Basically, Piledriver is what Bulldozer should have been.

Comment: Re: not now, but it certainly did in the past. (Score 1) 161

by the_humeister (#47774623) Attached to: Research Shows RISC vs. CISC Doesn't Matter

Intel has had several RISC chips (eg i960), but Itanium is VLIW (ie not RISC or CISC).

Certainly it can be argued that it's AMD's fault for the current dominance of x86, but it's also true that none of the other architectures were cheap enough for the general populace to adopt, hence the abundance of ARM nowadays and POWER, SPARC, and currently on life support

Comment: Re:Why not systemd? (Score 1) 71

by the_humeister (#47461195) Attached to: OpenWRT 14.07 RC1 Supports Native IPv6, Procd Init System

Someone mod the parent post up. Linux 2.6 is bigger than Linux 2.4. systemd is also much larger than init.

From my router:

root@Linksys E1200 v1:/sbin# ls -Fsl init
        12 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 12635 May 27 2013 init*

12KB for init vs. 1.3MB for systemd. systemd privides no tangible benefit over init for a router (or at least to justify its size increase).

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