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Links 1 through 10 of 36 by Ken Robson tagged cpu

ost of my readers will understand that cache is a fast but small type of memory that stores recently accessed memory locations.  This description is reasonably accurate, but the “boring” details of how processor caches work can help a lot when trying to understand program performance.

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The Sun Grid Compute Utility is a simple to use, simple to access data center-on-demand. Sun Grid delivers enterprise computing power and resources over the Internet, enabling developers, researchers, scientists and businesses to optimize performance, spe

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In the final installment of a three-part series, David Chisnall examines the current state of the CPU industry. Part 1 looked at general trends, and part 2 discussed two surviving RISC architectures. Part 3 considers the rest of the industry, including th

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In the second article of a three-part series, David Chisnall examines the current state of the CPU industry. Part 1 looked at general trends. Part 2 focuses on two of the surviving RISC families: POWER and SPARC.

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In the first article of a three-part series, David Chisnall examines the current state of the CPU industry. For the first time in years, there's real competition between CPU manufacturers. Part 1 looks at the general trends in the industry.

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Regu posted an interesting question recently: “Is scalability a factor of the number of machines/CPUs?”. His answer can ultimately be summed up as “yes, but…” – it was qualified in terms of threads: “… scalability in a well designed system

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stresslinux is a minimal linux distribution running from a bootable cdrom or via PXE. stresslinux makes use of some utitlities available on the net like: stress, cpuburn, hddtemp, lm_sensors ... stresslinux is dedicated to users who want to test their sys

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Linux 2.6.0 has made significant improvements in the processor scheduler in the 2.6.0 release. Not only are processes scheduled more efficiently, but the scheduler has been redesigned to be more scalable when the number of processes in a machine are incre

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Traditional processor design has long emphasized the performance of a single hardware thread of execution, and focused on providing high levels of instruction-level parallelism (ILP). These increasingly complex processor designs have been driven to very h

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This book is a practical guide to optimizing performance of computationally intensive applications on Sun UltraSPARC platforms. It offers techniques for improving performance of applications that are predominantly compute-intensive or CPU-bound.

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