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The CPU design firm Venray Technology announced a new product design this week that it claims can deliver enormous performance benefits by combining CPU and DRAM on to a single piece of silicon. We spent some time earlier this fall discussing the new TOMI (Thread Optimized Multiprocessor) with company CTO Russell Fish, but while the idea is interesting; its presentation is marred by questionable conceptualizing and suspect analytics. The Multicore Problem: There are three limiting factors, or walls, that limit the scaling of modern microprocessors. First, there's the memory wall, defined... Read more...