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Re: [f-cpu] F-CPU vs. Itanium


Juergen Goeritz wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Apr 2002, Yann Guidon wrote:
> >after some research, i think that some other computers use
> >this kind of technique but i'm not sure.
> >SRB was created when writing a mail during the "how many registers" thread
> >and it is closely related to the FC0 architecture but it is possible
> >to find a similar principle in the i860, maybe (or is it i960 ?)
> i860 was the floating point vector processor, i960 is the embedded
> RISC processor (both Intel).

i don't remember which, but one (or maybe both, i don't know)
has a mechanism for fast register set swapping. Some other
CPUs probably have something similar.

> JG
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