Athlon MP vs Athlon XP

Rayson Ho raysonlogin at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 8 11:14:22 EST 2001


I found something interesting from AMD's developer site:

...processor also features the advanced _MOESI_ cache coherency
protocol to ensure efficient cache integrity in a multiprocessing
environment.

MOESI provides better performance in MP configurations, due to the
added O (owned) state. In theory, this can provide better cache
performance.

Also, please read the section "Why No Dual-Processing Support with
Thunderbird?" in the following web page:

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/hawes_tyler/amd_mps/athlonmp_760mp_full.html

Rayson

References:

AMD Athlon XP Processor Model 6 Data Sheet TM:

http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/white_papers_and_tech_docs/24309.pdf

AMD Athlon MP Processor Model 6 Data Sheet Multiprocessor-Capable for
Workstation and Server Platforms TM:

http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/content_type/white_papers_and_tech_docs/24685.pdf



__________________________________________________
Do You Yahoo!?
Find a job, post your resume.
http://careers.yahoo.com
_______________________________________________
Beowulf mailing list, Beowulf at beowulf.org
To change your subscription (digest mode or unsubscribe) visit http://www.beowulf.org/mailman/listinfo/beowulf



More information about the Beowulf mailing list