Sun comes up with technique to seed multi processors by 100 times

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  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

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    http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/ptech/09/23/sun.chip.reut/index.html

    This is some slick stuff - and with Apples multi processor track record I wonder if they'll ever go this way.

    The only thing I see as an issue is that if IBM make multi core chips down the road, this technique wouldn't be as useful on desktop machines, just larger servers.

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  3. Macco macrumors regular

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    Well yes I suppose it's pretty cool but will it really help Apple all that much? I remember reading somewhere that the new PowerMacs had 90% dual processor efficiency. Is it worth leasing this technology to squeeze an extra 200 Mhz out of the processors?
     

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