another bytecode interpreter ?
Posted Aug 22, 2013 10:25 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: another bytecode interpreter ?
Parent article: The return of nftables
Single-core CPU power basically flatlined: nine years ago top-of the line CPU was Pentium 4 570J @ 3.8GHz while today it's Core i7 4770K @ 3.9GHz. Micro-architectural improvements mean that today's Core i7 is faster then identically-clocked Pentium 4 from last decade, but difference is not striking.
Meanwhile ethernet went from 10GbE to 100GbE, USB went from 480Mbit/s to 10GBit/s, even PCIExpress went from 250MB/s to 985MB/s!
Sure, if you'll include number of cores in your analysis you'll find out that CPU copes more-of-less fine - but then latency is often limiting factor in communication protocols and SMP is not a big help there.
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