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From: Harrison, John R <john.r.harrison@i...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] More registers in modern day CPUs
| > Both the old Inmos Transputer and the the more recent
IBM/Sony/Toshiba
| > Cell processor have/had a dedicated area of fast memory, rather like
a
| > giant memory-based register file.
|
| The Cell SPE has 128 registers of 128 bits.

Yes, but I was referring to the "256-KB software controlled local store"
rather than the actual register file. I didn't mean to imply that the
Cell
has few actual registers. (Though the transputer does, in fact.)

John.