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Re: r10000 boards

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Subject: Re: r10000 boards
From: Ryan Rafferty <ryan@ravage.labs.gmu.edu>
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 1996 19:49:54 -0500 (EST)
In-reply-to: <199704020000.CAA05217@informatik.uni-koblenz.de>
On Wed, 2 Apr 1997, Systemkennung Linux wrote:

> A good RAM interface is a much more effective mean to accelerate a system than
> caches especially when you have an application that has a working set that
> exceeds the cache size.  The Magnum's RAM interface may be slow by today's
> standards but it was very fast at it's time.

Ok, that's cool.  But then why do computer manufacturers still incorporate
cache into today's machines instead of using blazing memory interfaces?

For example, the fastest Alpha computers today have 8 megs of static RAM
cache.  If a faster memory interface would have eliminated the need for
it, why didn't they use it?

Thanks for your reply,
Ryan

>   Ralf
> 

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