Skip to comments.AMD Begins to Send Software Developers Next-Generation APUs.
Posted on 03/05/2013 11:06:56 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Advanced Micro Devices has begun to send its next-generation development systems with new Fusion accelerated processing units to software developers. Some believe that the chipmaker started to prepare developers for the next-generation Jaguar low-power micro-architecture, other think that AMD initiated roll-out of its next-gen Steamroller high-performance architecture among game developers.
Johan Andersson, technical director of Frostbite at EA Digital Illusions CE (EA DICE), a Sweden-based computer game developer that is owned by Electronics Arts, has revealed a photo of a prototype PC board with installed microprocessor and a cooling solution, but without memory and storage. While the developer did not reveal what exactly the board was, he claimed that it was AMDs next generation APU development system.
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From the comments to the article picked up a link:
I’m a bit leery of hardware optimized for C++, there seems to be no really good reason for it* — as a high-level, general-purpose language, C++ is kind of a kludge-fest that doesn’t have any internal vision (i.e. consistency) or anything particularly innovative. Something like the Lisp-machines would of-course benefit from having hardware-optimized for LISP, and it had facilities decades ago that put bleeding-edge GNU/GCC tools [particularly debugging] to shame; the same could be said of the Rational-1000 (Ada); or the Rekursiv/Objektiv CPU architectures which [IIUC] were an experiment to see about optimizing CPUs for OOP.
* — How premature is your optimization when you’re making the HARDWARE cater to the idiosyncrasies of the language? (As opposed to ensuring the HW is correct and then conforming the software [in particular the compiler] to it.)
I have learned that the more one removes Windows and Microsoft software from ones computer, the better and more efficiently it runs.