If they can put this kind of CPU power into a SmartNIC, why are computers still bigger than a cereal box?
Marvell has produced samples of a server microprocessor with up to 24 Arm-compatible cores that could be used for applications involving artificial intelligence as well as network management, a spokesperson told The Register. These chips are part of the Octeon family, and Marvell refers to them as data processing units. They …
Thursday 7th October 2021 09:55 GMT Anonymous Coward
I cut my teeth on a TRS-80 Model I, Level I at a local Radio Shack store with a Z-80 CPU running a whopping 4MHz, if I recall correctly. As even a register add took 3 clock cycles (if memory serves correctly), it was not a speedy beast, putting out a mere MIP of 8-bit goodness.
Times have changes just a tad since the '70s ...