RWT on P.A. Semi

Article: P.A. Semi's PA6T-1682M System-on-a-Chip
By: Bill Todd (, October 26, 2005 6:32 pm
Room: Moderated Discussions
David Kanter ( on 10/26/05 wrote:


I believe that the diagram I used was showing a cluster; each
>chip would be a node, and they would be connected with 10GBE or whatever you want to use.

The phrasing you used (speaking collectively of the total RAM) suggested something else to me.

>I can certainly ask though, but I don't really think it would make sense. They
>are in the embedded market principally, and they would probably want you to buy
>the higher end parts if you want more performance in a CC system.

That's a shame if true: they're otherwise very attractive for higher-end use. And it's at least not inconceivable that with suitable design Connexium could be extended non-transparently such that on-chip performance would not suffer and off-chip references would be respectable (though clearly significantly slower and requiring additional gating logic on both ends - once again bearing at least some similarity to IBM's approaches in both POWERx and multi-board x-series environments).

- bill
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