- CPUSpeedupParticipantAugust 25, 2020 at 9:45 amPost count: 8
I’d imagine companies that do cloud services or have large data centers would be very interested in the watt/performance ratio. Has more than one shown interest? I half suspect no one is interested. Has any shown interest (and money) so we’d be any less of a wait for a chip?
- Thomas DParticipantSeptember 7, 2020 at 12:35 pmPost count: 21
A real problem with cloud computing providers is that they mainly deal in virtual x86 machines. As such, the Mill wouldn’t be judged by FLOPS/W, but rather “virtual x86 FLOPS”/W. If there were a market here, Transmeta would probably still be around. Then again, maybe Mill can be the new Transmeta.
- Ivan GodardKeymasterSeptember 8, 2020 at 1:53 amPost count: 627
Binary translation is a more promising solution; the problem is bug-for-bug compatibility. Essentially all x86 codes in particular contain Undefined Behavior. However, the industry is moving toward greater acceptance of translation, and we feel that ISA incompatibility will be of increasingly lesser importance.
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