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Old 05-12-2006, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default AMD Pacifica?

Does anybody know anything about this new platform?
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Old 05-12-2006, 06:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: AMD Pacifica?

I havent heard of it, however doesnt mean i wont look into it off to google I go.

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Pacifica has an advantage in that the AMD64 architecture, as implemented on the K8 family of chips, all have a memory controller on the CPU. This allows Pacifica to pull some tricks, and those tricks are found in two new memory modes called Shadow Page Tables and Nested Page Tables. Both allow Pacifica to do in hardware much of what VT needs to do in software.
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=23721

Sounds interesting..
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Old 05-14-2006, 12:50 PM   #3
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i read about this in a pc mag.. forget which.. virtualization or something?
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Default Re: AMD Pacifica?

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I havent heard of it, however doesnt mean i wont look into it off to google I go.

Some of my findings



http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=23721

Sounds interesting..
That article is from June 2005
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I know Pacifica is supposed to work hand in hand w/ virtualization software much as Intel VT-x does. I guess they're rivals, or at least the next wave in platforms.
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