[RC5] RC5 SMC core?

Peter Cordes peter at llama.nslug.ns.ca
Sun Jun 10 22:29:06 EDT 2001


On Sun, Jun 10, 2001 at 09:38:35PM +0100, Bjoern Martin wrote:
> Hi.
> 
> I just downloaded client 469 for win32 and read the changes.txt.
> It says there is support for the RC5 SMC core now. Can anyone
> tell me plz what this core is good for? Because if this is the P4
> core, I could use this information as advertisement for RC5 (and
> my team of course ;-).

 SMC == Self Modifying Code.  This is really bad for pipelined CPUs.
It's good on [34]86s.  This is _NOT_ a core for the P4.

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