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Anti-HT Processors by AMD

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It seems that AMD are trying to develop some dual core processors which appear to the OS as one fast processor.

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2006/04/17/amd_reverse_hyperthreading

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Re: Anti-HT Processors by AMD

That sounds interesting. I generally tend to prefer AMD based on what I hear and what I use (since I never used Intel processors in my life). If this could ultimately lead to even more performance then more power to it.

However, I think that the commonly used processors today are just fine for normal computing, at least at home. High loaded servers could maybe use extra power though.

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Re: Anti-HT Processors by AMD

I wouldn't buy AMD, because they're on this list:
https://www.trustedcomputinggroup.org/about/members/

That leaves me with little choice. VIA seems to be the only option!
Yes, VIA does have something called "padlock", but this is just hardware acceleration for cryptography, no trusted computing secret key storage junk. Actually I think padlock looks like something I'd want to have in my computer...

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Re: Anti-HT Processors by AMD
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I wouldn't buy AMD, because they're on this list:
https://www.trustedcomputinggroup.org/about/members/

That leaves me with little choice. VIA seems to be the only option!
Yes, VIA does have something called "padlock", but this is just hardware acceleration for cryptography, no trusted computing secret key storage junk. Actually I think padlock looks like something I'd want to have in my computer...

This is indeed bad. It's a pitty that AMD have gone the TC way after their support for things such as the Open/Free BIOS project.

With Intel, AMD, IBM, HP, Sun and Motoralla on that list it realy limmiits non TC computing for the future.

At least GNU/Linux can run on old hardware - it looks like we may be doing that if TC is not stopped.

dylunio

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Re: Anti-HT Processors by AMD

Well old hardware would include everything we have right now as I think that no processor as of now is TC infected yet.

Those include computers with 3 Ghz processors which is, if you ask me, quite good. At least we're not left with unusable and underpowered choice of hardware. We may be pretty good off with that until we are able to either beat TC initiative or build our own company or alliance of anti-TC companies that will build a new non-TC processor. :-)

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Re: Anti-HT Processors by AMD

Hmm, communitly build processors so that we can fight aginst TC...

Indeed 3 Ghz procs are here now, but in ten years time they might be rather old if TC takes off - which we hope it doesn't.

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