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The annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) shindig for the telecoms industry has begun in Barcelona, with one of the over-arching themes being the ongoing efforts by IT vendors to muscle their way into the telecoms market. MWC has long been the place for smartphone makers and mobile operators to showcase their latest wares, but …

  1. elsergiovolador Silver badge

    General purpose

    The chips include AVX for vRAN instructions designed to accelerate signal processing functions in telco applications.

    It's interesting that Intel does not look into accelerating general purpose operations to the level so that it would match the acceleration done specifically for telco applications.

    Don't know what is the share of telco customers when it comes to buying Intel CPUs, but would it be big enough to warrant setting aside space in the wafer just for them?

    It's like giving a middle finger to customers with different needs. No acceleration for you!

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