Intel's Nehalem family of CPUs span from large multi-socket 32 core/64 thread systems to ultra small form factor laptops. What were some of the key tradeoffs in architecting and developing the Nehalem family of CPUs? What pipeline should it use? Should it optimize for servers? For desktops? For Laptops? There are lots of tradeoffs here. This talk will discuss some of the tradeoffs and results.
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About the speaker:
Glenn Hinton is an Intel Fellow who was the lead architect of the Nehalem CPU development at Intel. He also lead the micro-architecture development for the Intel® Pentium 4 processor beginning in 1995. He was one of the 3 senior architects of the P6 processor design that started in 1990. This became the Intel® Pentium® Pro, Intel® Pentium® II, and Intel® Pentium® III processors and is the base pipeline for the Intel® Core and Nehalem family of CPUs. In 1986 he was one of the two lead micro-architects of the i960® CA, which was the world's first super-scalar microprocessor. He has been at Intel for 27 years. He holds more than 90 patents from 8 different CPU designs. He received the ACM Maurice Wilkes Award in 2002. Hinton received bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University in 1982 and 1983, respectively.