Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th May 2007 12:46 UTC, submitted by Jamie Luowe
AMD AMD says its badly needed quad-core desktop processors are on the way, and they'll arrive bearing a new name. Two quad-core chips will be available in the second half of the year, the Phenom FX and the Phenom X4, and a dual-core chip based on a similar design called the Phenom X2 will also appear by the end of the year.
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Languages/systems like COSA need much more research before well-performing CPUs can be made for them. Most of the current research is focused on embedded systems with completely different goals than general purpose languages on standard processors.

I agree. All it will take, however, is a working COSA OS and development tools that a lot of people can play with. That will come. The theory is sound, IMO. COSA would be perfect for embedded apps, especially mission-critical systems such as is common in the automotive and avionics industries. In this light, I think that AMD would do well to branch heavily into the embedded cpu business. Coming out with something that leaves everyone else in the dust would certainly help. That's where COSA comes in. But then again, I'm biased.

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