Monday, March 27, 2006

Hypertransport co-processors take us back to the 8087 "While architecturally very interesting in the current product line, ClearSpeed is still far from the above performance goal right now according to the public info. FPGA's may have somewhat better chance as dedicated accelerators programmable for specific tasks, yet with ultrafast I/O and system-wide direct memory access possible over HT if the design supports it. "