Hot Chips 18: Niagara II Article Online

Article: Niagara II: The Hydra Returns
By: Chuck (no.delete@this.thanks.com), September 6, 2006 4:59 am
Room: Moderated Discussions
David Kanter (dkanter@realworldtech.com) on 9/4/06 wrote:
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>I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend. Just to spice up your return to work,
>we have a new article online. I originally intended for this to be released Monday
>of last week, but there were some slight delays.
>
>This article is part of our coverage of Hot Chips 18, which was a rather enjoyable
>event. There were quite a few good sessions, but by far the most important was
>the presentation by Greg Grohoski of the Niagara II microprocessor.
>
>Niagara II is a fully integrated server on a chip that is a natural extension of
>Niagara I. It is projected to deliver 2x the performance of its predecessor, and
>includes quite a few improvements aside from increasing the throughput. Our article can be found at:
>
>http://www.realworldtech.com/page.cfm?ArticleID=RWT090406012516
>
>Other high performance MPU related presentations at Hot Chips included one on the
>Blackford chipset, the Tulsa MPU, and the Core microarchitecture. The latter was
>mostly a rehash of IDF news, but did include some new details (but not enough to merit a new article).
>
>Enjoy the article,
>
>David Kanter

Did Grohoski disclose why they chose one FPU per core rather than say one per 4-core block?

The cores would be reduced in size and the communications latency to the units would be less than N1. On the other hand the clocking and synchronization complexity would increase.
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