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Ivan Godard
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Mill cores build on the same processes as any other core. If the limit of core count is the mm^2 occupied by cache, pin pads, and other sparable regular structures then the cores-per-die count will be the same as other ISAs using the same amount of cache etc. If the limit is yield per wafer then we expect 2X more Mill cores, because the un-sparable space occupied by a Mill core is half the size or smaller than a conventional OOO architecture of similar performance, and it’s the part of the chip that you can’t use sparing on that dominates yield.