RFC: Primary architecture promotion requirements

Jon Ciesla limburgher at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 18:20:18 UTC 2012

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 1:02 PM, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at chello.at> wrote:
> Jon Ciesla wrote:
>> Only if you assume that high clock speed workloads are the only
>> important workloads.  For highly parallellizable tasks, an ARM system
>> with tons of slower cores is a powerhouse.  Think a db server serving
>> huge numbers of queries.
> Unfortunately, our builds are not that parallelizable, which is a major
> practical problem with ARM as a primary architecture.

I was referring to use cases, not builds.

> As for supporting the use case for our users, I don't see why we cannot
> support those specialized tasks with a secondary architecture.
>        Kevin Kofler
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