Archive For March 20, 2011

Intel Atom with ECC in 2012

Back in early 2008, I noticed an interesting phenomena: some workloads run more cost effectively on low-cost, low-power processors. The key observation behind this phenomena is that CPU bandwidth consumption is going up faster than memory bandwidth. Essentially, it’s a two part observation: 1) many workloads are memory bandwidth bound and will not run faster…

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