ISSCC 2007 Coverage Online

Article: ISSCC 2007: A Brief Survey
By: David Kanter (dkanter.delete@this.realworldtech.com), March 27, 2007 2:42 pm
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savantu (savantu@email.ro) on 3/27/07 wrote:
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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.
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>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. :)
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>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.

Unfortunately, I didn't get the attend the tutorial at ISSCC where some of the folks from Intel talked about the challenges of verifying Foxton. That would have been *really* interesting to hear.

DK
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