Would AVX fall into the category of the "cycle of hype"?
Not really, it is worth some of the hype. 256-bit SIMD, expandable to at least 512-bit is a big step forward... not like their bolted on 64/128-bit SSE in the Pentium 3.
Originally posted by gster123
I also like the fact that you've again said that "its been done before", which kinda makes me think, if its so obvious to do then intel or AMD are a bit slow on the take up to incorporate it, then get you CV into them, you would be worth a fortune, maybe you could design the "Amazing wonder chips" with completly new technology thats never been done before???
Design amazing wonder chips? Me? Nah, I only comment on amazing wonder chips...
Intel has always been a bit slow in adopting technology, and I think quite a few times they got grilled in the press for that...
Does anyone remember their, "We need no 64-bit in our Pentium 4s!" stance they took in 2003, only for them to do a backflip and add sorta-AMD64-compatible instructions to their P4s a while later? They even waved around slides of their roadmap showing their vision of then-future 32-bit P4s.
As we now know, there wasn't really a future in the P4, or in 32-bit chips...
Amazing wonder chips to look out for in the next few years?
Sun's UltraSPARC RK - it has out of order completetion, never done before commercially, AFAIK. Though, Sun might sink before it gets released...
IBM's POWER7 - Projected to have 16 cores per module, 8 cores per chip, 32 GFLOPS per core, 256 GFLOPS in total along with the typical huge amounts of bandwidth.
C. P. U. Its not a big processor... Its a series of pipes!