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Old 15th August, 2007, 04:34 PM
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AMD to extend x86 for multicore era

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AMD to extend x86 for multicore era
By Joel Hruska | Published: August 15, 2007 - 10:23AM CT
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AMD has announced a new set of extensions to the x86-64 ISA that it may incorporate into future processors. Called Light-Weight Profiling (LWP), the new technology is the first in a series of initiatives that AMD is calling "Hardware Extensions for Software Parallelism." ... Front Page
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That is a lot of big terms. Will it actually matter? the world may never know.
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I don't expect it to have much effect on regular applications; I see it more as an OS benefit than anything.
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