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Horus: large-scale symmetric multiprocessing for Opteron systems

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2 Author(s)
Rajesh Kota ; Newisys Inc., Austin, TX, USA ; Oehler, R.

Horus lets server vendors design up to 32-way Opteron systems. Horus is the only chip that targets the Opteron in an SMP implementation. By implementing a local directory structure to filter unnecessary probes and by offering 64 Mbytes of remote data cache, the chip significantly reduces overall system traffic as well as the latency for a coherent hypertransport transaction.

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Micro, IEEE  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 2 )