Article: Wolves in CISC Clothing
By: Paul DeMone (, January 7, 2004 10:34 am
Room: Moderated Discussions
José Javier Zarate ( on 1/7/04 wrote:
>Only two comments:
>On Transmeta
>I seem to recall that when Transmeta started announcing its processor they suggested
>the possibility of having an "universal processor" and that they would develop different
>CMSs as needed-demanded by the market. But Mr. DeMone seems to state the opposite
>in the last paragraph of the fourth page of his article.

I didn't say other ISAs couldn't be supported. I meant
that other ISAs couldn't be supported as efficiently
as x86. The Crusoe hardware isn't neutral, it is highly
organized around emulating x86. The Crusoe is far from
being a "universal processor".

Can a Crusoe support MC88000 comparison result generation
as efficiently as x86 status code generation? Can Crusoe
support VAX FP formats and semantics as efficiently as it
does x87?

>About IA-32EL:
>I read an article about HP's Dynamo, very similar internal working only for PA-RISC/HP-UX
>native programs. It appeared to me that Dynamo was much more aggressive when marking
>a block as "Hot". Also I ask myself if IA-64 could benefit from an EL devoted to its native programs.
>It would be very nice if any publically available documents on IA-32 EL were posted. goldenberg-IA32ExecutionLayer.pdf
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