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December 1, 2020 at 8:36 pm
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According to source of Wikipedia, a 700MHz Transmeta Crusoe ran programs like a 500 MHz Pentium 3 (mobile-to-mobile, offerings as of Jan 2000).
If a 30% speed hit to run your code in WASM is “not a thing”, then what’s another 30% speed hit to use nearly a third the electricity (Crusoe’s 6W, Mobile P3 17W)? It’s not the 5-10x you’re looking for, but there’s still a margin there.
Security is a big deal, as it is difficult to implement security on insecure hardware, however, one of these days, some government is going to become wise to the amount of electricity we waste in computing….