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Re: 64-bit Kernel Question



On Wed, 2009-03-11 at 22:17 -0700, Nifty Fedora Mitch wrote:

> Suffice to say that a pipeline that is 20+ stages long when well fed can 
> do a lot of computation.  Think of registers as cheeks on a squirrel.  Fill
> the cheeks up and off the little guy goes to eat them or hide them away.
> If only one cheek was allowed in 32bit mode and both cheeks in 64bit mode 
> 64bit modes can move more data.   Then there are teeth and stomachs to do
> the processing...... on modern processors there is a 'nest' full of hungry
> mouths to feed all in parallel.

Good Lord, I would not want to meet one of these notional squirrels in a
dark alley.
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