quote: duodeci- seems to always be used in the context of "divided by 12" so Wiki seems to be right in it meaning 1/12.
quote: Fast interconnects are great but this is like putting spinners on a civic until the K10 core gets replaced or can clock competitively.
quote: The rabbit hole gets deeper. Since each of these processors will contain a dual-channel memory controller, a single-core can emulate quad-channel memory functions by accessing the other dual-channel memory controller on the same socket. This move is likely a preemptive strike against Intel's Nehalem tri-channel memory controller.
quote: Motherboard manufacturers claim Shanghai and its many-core derivatives will be backwards compatible with existing Socket 1207 motherboards. However, processor-to-processor communication will downgrade to lower HyperTransport frequencies on these older motherboards.
quote: Original roadmaps anticipated that HT3.0 would be used for socket-to-socket communication, but also for communication to the Southbridge controllers. Motherboard manufacturers have confirmed that this is no longer the case, and that HT3.0 will only be used for inter-CPU communication.
quote: The newest 1207+ motherboards will officially support the HyperTransport 3.0 frequencies.
quote: Shanghai is currently taped out and running Windows at AMD.
quote: No normal person multi-tasks that much, and no applications that normal people use can take advantage of 4 cores.
quote: If you're going to randomly spawn off a load of threads because the class looks like it can work on its own, you're going to end up with a scheduling & syncing nightmare
quote: scheduling .... nightmare