On Saturday, 28 March 2015 at 18:39:47 UTC, Russel Winder wrote:
On Sat, 2015-03-28 at 17:57 +0000, ketmar via
On Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:28:00 +0000, Russel Winder via
> It could be argued that it is all just co-routines
> underneath, but I
> think that would be missing the point that we have 55 years
> experience of doing these things since that single processor
> system model was created. We really should be doing this all
> a lot
> better these days.
yet current CPUs are still the same as 50 years before, that
is the problem. ;-)
I'd suggest that a Intel x86_64 of 2015 bears only a passing
relationship to an IBM 360 of the 1960s.
It is true that hardware design has been constrained by a weird
constraint that no-one has investigated alternative
the register/CPU that software people insist is the only way
With all the transistors available per mm² these days, it is
time we investigated alternate, implicitly parallel ways of
Intel had a go a few years ago with various alternative
architectures, but they were told by the software people that
no future because software inertia was more important than
Thoughts on mill architecture?