Re: tech snippets

Hara Ra (
Sun, 05 Jan 1997 02:31:44 -0800

James Rogers wrote:

> Didn't the CM-2 use a lot of very small ALUs (1-bit? 4-bit?) and then use
> them in groups? Similar, but the overhead of making that many small units
> work together was probably its weakness. That was built back when
> transistor count on a chip was far more limited than it is now, otherwise
> they might have attempted a VLIW/bloated-register configuration.
Perhaps I meant the CM-4, whose processors were much more powerful (32
bits I

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