Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Jun 2006 16:12 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Morphos In a comment on the Power.org blog, Pieter Van den Abeele wrote that Genesi will be releasing the Open Server Workstation, which will be based on the PowerPC 970 (G5) chip. The system is scheduled for release this month give or take a few weeks, and will cost $1599. Developers can also register for a free workstation.
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RE[6]: g5
by encia on Tue 6th Jun 2006 08:40 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: g5"
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>Which is partly to compensate for the fact that the >CPU itself doesn 't have enough GPRs.

Modern x86 CPUs use more than eight/sixteen GPR internally, that allows them to use several versions of the same GPR. This is called register renaming.

Specfic for K8...
Not visible for the software programmer are eight more 64 bit scratch registers used to store intermediate results for micro code routines.

According to chip-architect.com, Opteron may have upto 96 "renamed registers".

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