A new kernel timer API
Posted May 19, 2005 22:24 UTC (Thu) by kleptog
In reply to: A new kernel timer API
Parent article: A new kernel timer API
LOL! If we're making devices which are smaller than a third of a millimetre across, I imagine we'd get a much better return clustering a few thousand onto a single chip than we'd get by trying to make them all run at a terahertz clock rate.
My personal feeling is that measuring less than a nanosecond is not useful given than the moment you're accessing something off-chip (like say memory) you're going to be delayed by tens of thousands of picoseconds and memory latency is not reducing anywhere near as fast as clock speeds.
But hey, I'm willing to be proved wrong.
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