[extropy-chat] IBM's Blue Gene

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sun Apr 17 08:01:55 UTC 2005

On Sat, Apr 16, 2005 at 10:19:24PM -0400, Rik van Riel wrote:

> I'm not convinced that the Cell will matter all that much,
> the bottleneck for computations is shifting away from the
> CPU core and onto memory bandwidth.  The Cell CPU doesn't

Yes, most number crunch applications are memory-starved.

> help memory bandwidth one bit...

Actually it does, because each core is fed by its own on-die memory.
Now if Cell did come with a fully switched 6-link interconnect...

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