getting rid of data movement instructions
aleaxit at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 20 11:20:59 CEST 2001
"Tim Peters" <tim.one at home.com> wrote in message
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> This reminds me of the definition of a supercomputer commonly heard in the
> 80s: a supercomputer is a box that turns your CPU-bound problem into an
> I/O-bound problem. IOW-- and take this to heart! --no matter what you
> optimize, if you do a good job, one consequence is that "the bottleneck"
> moves to something you weren't even thinking about. Or, as Gordon Bell's
> First Law of supercomputer design put it, Everything Counts.
Hmmm, isn't the numeric expression of this called Amdahl's Law?
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