[Haskell-cafe] Re: Hardware

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 03:14:36 EDT 2007

Hello Jon,

Friday, June 1, 2007, 11:17:07 PM, you wrote:

> (we had the possiblity of funding to make something).  We
> had lots of ideas, but after much arguing back and forth the
> conclusion we reached was that anything we could do would
> either be slower than mainstream hardware or would be

this looks rather strange for me. it's well known that Neuman
architecture is a bottleneck with only one operation executed each
time. it was developed in 1946 because those times all programming was
in binary code and simplicity of programming was favored

but more efficient computational model exists. if cpu consists from
huge amount of execution engines which synchronizes their operations
only when one unit uses results produces by another then we got
processor with huge level of natural parallelism and friendlier for FP
programs. it seems that now we move right into this direction with GPUs

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at gmail.com

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