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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The Challenge of Moving Data Into and Out of the Processor

Interesting article in the New York Times titled "Remapping Computer Circuitry to Avert Impending Bottlenecks." It suggests new ideas on alternatives to the bottleneck created by the need to move data into and out of the system bus. Great, interesting ideas, but what about changing the fundamental load/store architecture we've all grown to know and love? Tensilica has three major ways to let you bypass the bus altogether and stream data through the processor. Check them out.