On Fri, Mar 16, 2001 at 01:39:59PM -0000, Breathnach, Proinnsias (Dublin) wrote:
> Which begs the question ...
> Is there such a thing as Assymetric Multi Processing, using multiple
> *different* processors on a box ...
> ISTR a thread about AMD using the Alpha Slot / MoBo architecture a while
> back, which lead ppl to think that an Athlon for i386 compat, and an Alpha
> for number-crunching would be a nice mix ...
Sure, thats what modern computers are all about. 386's with 387 maths
co-pros. Of course, nowadays the maths co-processor is on the same die
but to all intents and purposes its a seperate processor. Your average
PC would have at least 3 assymetric processors; Main CPU, Audio DSP and
GPU. Of course, start including things like the motherboard chipset,
SCSI controllers, network cards, etc.....
Bother said Pooh as he backed up onto the wrong tape
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