This is the eighth in a series of posts from the Hot Chips conference at Stanford. The previous installments looked at wireless networking, technology and software, process technology, multicore designs, IBM's Power 6 efforts, Vernor Vinge's keynote address, and Nvidia. Other CNET coverage may be found here. This is sort of an experiment for me; I usually prefer to have time to review my work before I publish it. If you see anything wrong, please leave a comment!
The second keynote here comes from Phil Hester, the chief technical officer at AMD. It's titled "Multicore and Beyond: Evolving the x86 Architecture."
He began by describing the… Read more