Sizing up the Super Heavyweights

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In this Silicon Insider, Paul examines the current, and near future, incarnations of the two server architectures vying for the performance crown: IBM’s POWER and Intel’s IPF.

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The Incredible Shrinking CPU

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This article discusses three problems facing modern high performance MPU architects: decreasing returns from ILP, increasing power dissipation and relatively constant interconnect performance.

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The Battle in 64 bit Land: Merchant Chips on the Rise

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This is the fourth article in a series that that started in 2000 with The Looming Battle in 64 bit Land, followed by The Battle in 64 bit Land Revisited in 2001, and The Battle in 64 bit Land, 2003 and beyond in 2003.

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Wolves in CISC Clothing

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Paul examines three software emulations for x86.

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Escape From the Planet of x86

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Paul discusses the history and future of x86, with an eye towards its potential successors

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The Battle in 64 bit Land, 2003 and Beyond

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Paul updates his analysis of the 64-bit computing landscape for 2003.

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The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of [Part 2]

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Part 2 of Paul’s investigation into CMOS, the device that has literally made the microprocessor industry

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The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of [Part 1]

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Paul looks a the basic building blocks of the devices that drive the tech industry – the CMOS.

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The Spider and the Mountain

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A detailed examination of two high end server microprocessors, the Alpha EV8 and the IA64 McKinley, based on recent and extensive disclosures at ISSCC 2002.

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Looking Forward to 2002

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Paul DeMone takes a look at what significant events may occur in the MPU market in the coming year.

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