ISSCC 2007 Coverage Online

Article: ISSCC 2007: A Brief Survey
By: savantu (savantu.delete@this.email.ro), March 27, 2007 2:37 pm
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David W. Hess (dwhess@banishedsouls.org) on 3/27/07 wrote:
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>Or I could have said "Foxton varies . . ." to be more accurate.
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>Does anybody happen to know why Foxton did not work out? My guess is that it turned
>out to be a verification nightmare and required more on chip debugging support then they included.
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The tools Intel used to design and test its chips weren't designed for the new level of uncertainty introduced by Foxton. As a result the chip became the exact opposite of a deterministic system.

Practically , to make Foxton work they had to start from scratch and there was no time.I doubt Foxton will be introduced with Montvale.The time frame is simply too short to reinvent the wheel. :)

Anyway , the lessons learned from Foxton will prove crucial for Intel in designing future chips as they use smaller transistors.I guess , Intel enginners have a new Bible under their pillow : Chaos theory.
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