[Arm-netbook] [review] SoC proposal
gordan at bobich.net
Thu Feb 9 19:27:34 GMT 2012
On 02/09/2012 06:16 PM, lkcl luke wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 5:52 PM, Tony Garnock-Jones<tonyg at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
>> On 02/09/2012 11:56 AM, Gordan Bobic wrote:
>>> The downside is that you need a damn good compiler to leverage it - and
>>> GCC isn't it.
>> This is where Nile/Gezira come in: you actually need more than a damn
>> good compiler, you need a better language - and C isn't it.
> hm.... food for thought there. with all these companies struggling
> to make a dent in the theoretical performance (as gordan points
There are two issues with that:
1) Are you seriously expecting the entire application stack to be
re-written from C to something else?
2) C compilers that can do this have been successfully written (Intel
ICC/XE can do both vectorization and parallelization of code). So
clearly the problem isn't in the language.
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