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Reply to Ivan Goddard #466

Also, there’s a reason why graphics cards use different memory chips (gDDR) from regular CPUs. The biggest difference is (as I understand it) is gDDR chips have higher throughput but also higher latency.

I think I would advocate the Mill have single-cycle FP add/compare, for one reason: Javascript. Javascript uses FP for it’s numbers, and in addition to being the browser-side language, is increasingly used on the server side (for reasons passing my understanding). So lots of computations that in a C or Java program would be integers are done as FP computations in Javascript. Javascript compilers do, I think, convert some (many? most?) of these to integer ops, but high speed simple FP computations would still be an enormous benefit.