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.
This article discusses three problems facing modern high performance MPU architects: decreasing returns from ILP, increasing power dissipation and relatively constant interconnect performance.
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.
Paul discusses the history and future of x86, with an eye towards its potential successors
Part 2 of Paul’s investigation into CMOS, the device that has literally made the microprocessor industry
Paul looks a the basic building blocks of the devices that drive the tech industry – the CMOS.
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.