A Sale of Thirty-Two Bitties

AMD’s Multi-pronged Strategy Is Certainly Different, But Is It Better?

by Jim Turley

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness… it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair… we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…”   Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Is AMD the best microprocessor maker in the world, or the worst? Is the company more competitive than it’s ever been, or about to hit bottom? Are they blazing a trail to success, or on the road to perdition?

Or the real question: Are you planning to buy AMD chips or aren’t you?  Read More


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A Sale of Thirty-Two Bitties

Posted on 11/19/14 at 3:08 PM by WEATHERBEE

My suggestion: Dump the uncompetitive x86 and commodity ARM plans and focus on GPGPU and high-performance computing.

A Sale of Thirty-Two Bitties

Posted on 11/19/14 at 2:09 PM by TotallyLost

TotallyLost
I've done a couple server designs around Intel Xeon products, and while general documentation is easy to access with NDA, unless there are serious sales numbers behind the design, it's difficult to get additional support or docs.

AMD has been even a bi…

Build Your Own RTOS in 30 Minutes

Posted on 11/19/14 at 12:41 PM by ericverhulst

Just from SynthOS website:
- "Interrupts are supported. System used forced cooperation for multitasking rather than pre-emption."
Then look at the figures for interrupt latency, context switch time, etc.
=> pretty slow compared to any other embedded RT…

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