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  1. Radium

    Radium Guest


    Below is an example of "parallel Hz"

    If each clock signal is 1 Hz, and you have a billion of them,
    staggered such that every 1ns part of the CPU can start, and finish,
    an instruction - making the effective 'clock rate' 1 GHz.

    The benefit of using a billion 1 Hz clock signals to make a clock rate
    of 1Ghz is that such a system would not get as hot as system running
    one 1 GHz clock signal . While the overall amount of heat generated by
    both systems maybe around the same, the system running a billion 1 Hz
    clock signals will have less heat per area than the system running one
    1 billion Hz clock signal. Hence, the former system is far less
    vulnerable to thermal damage than the latter.

    Let's say two CPUs of different frequencies have been running at the
    same voltages and amperages and for the same amount of time. The CPU
    with a higher-frequency will be hotter than the CPU with a lower-

    In a "parallel Hz" device the bits maybe completely in serial and the
    algorithms and tasks maybe totally non-parallelizable. However, the
    frequency is still parallel.

    The device I am proposing is completely serial except for the clock

    My proposed device is completely serial except for the frequency. It
    uses "parallel Hz" but in terms of everything other than frequency, it
    is totally serial and non-parallel. Only the clock rate is parallel.

    Parallel Hz = a method using N number of 1 Hz clock signals to gain a
    clock rate of N Hz.

    My design has a clock rate of 4 GHz that is obtained by using 4
    billion 1 Hz clock signals. But otherwise, it is completely serial.

    This design would go great for any application that cannot be
    efficiently parallelized [in terms of bits]. Examples of such are
    arithmetics and Boolean logic. Parallel Hz would work for serial-only
    problems because the bits are still in serial. Parallel Hz does not
    require that the bits be parallel.

    There is a significant difference between "parallel Hz" and "parallel

    A parallel printer is an example of a device that uses "parallel
    bits". This has nothing to do with "parallel Hz" because both serial
    and parallel devices can use parallel Hz.



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  3. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Ya gots your persumptions ronggg.
    If each processor drew a microwatt, a billion would draw (and
    dissipate) a kilowatt.
  4. That's hilarious.

  5. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Hey idiot.

    You already asked this one before. It's as stupid as all your other ideas.

  6. Ken Hagan

    Ken Hagan Guest

    I note that actually producing a compiler that can exploit an ILP
    of 10**9 is left as an exercise for the reader. That would be a 51
    on the Knuth scale of difficulty, no?
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  8. Gary Seven

    Gary Seven Guest

    : Hi:
    : Below is an example of "parallel Hz"
    <snip rant>

    "Sir, there is a multi-legged creature crawling on your shoulder." [Spock,
  9. DaveM

    DaveM Guest

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!! And just how are you going to make a CPU with a billion separate
    clock lines going into it, not to mention all the supporting inter-CPU
    communication circuits? All those CPU "parts" need to be managed somehow... the
    microcode to do that would require gigabytes of memory on the CPU. Heat would
    be the least of your worries.

    The OP needs to redirect his/her energy to earthbound reality and stop watching
    so many StarTrek reruns.

    Dave M
    MasonDG44 at comcast dot net (Just substitute the appropriate characters in the

    Life is like a roll of toilet paper; the closer to the end, the faster it goes.
  10. x-posting reduced

    Hmmm....... not seeing Radium over here on Supernews. Don't see the flood
    messages on Supernews either....... double hmmmmm........ Gee, I wonder if
    there is a correlation?
  11. Radium

    Radium Guest

  12. Guest

    "My design has a clock rate of 4 GHz that is obtained by using 4
    billion 1 Hz clock signals. But otherwise, it is completely serial. "

    Design? Design? All I see is a MSPAINT squiggle. Get a LED to flash
    with a PIC first. It has a 4 level parallel Hz processor inside. This
    will save you money, you just need to buy 250 million of them instead
    of a billion. Makes the PCB a bit more manageable too.
  13. Radium

    Radium Guest

    No microcode necessary. My design is hard-wired.

    quotes from :

    "Each machine instruction (add, shift, move) was implemented directly
    with circuitry. This provided fast performance, but as instruction
    sets grew more complex, hard-wired instruction sets became more
    difficult to design and debug."

    I still prefer the "hard-wired instruction sets"

    "a bug could often be fixed by replacing a portion of the microprogram
    rather than by changes being made to hardware logic and wiring."

    But I still prefer the "hardware logic and wiring".

    In addition, I like my device to be set to the lowest gear -- i.e. a
    max of 1-bit per cycle.

    Here are some analogies of gears, CPU clock rate, and RPM :
    quotes :

    "The Mhz of a CPU is like the max rpm of a car engine. It's not the
    same thing as power, because a big engine running at moderate rpm can
    produce the same power as a smaller engine running at higher rpm."

    "Under this analogy, AMD CPUs are about 50% larger than Intel CPUs to
    compensate for their lower clock speeds. It's a question of design -
    neither approach is intrinsically right or wrong."

    "The Athlon XP number is a power (or performance or speed) rating -
    it's measuring the rate at which the CPU will execute a program."

    "The P4 Ghz number measures only the clock rate of the CPU - i.e just
    the max rpm in my analogy. If you compare two otherwise identical CPUs
    the power will increase as the GHz increases. For a long time all CPUs
    were similar enough to mean that this meant Ghz was also a valid power

    "That's no longer true. A P4 with a 800Mhz FSB and large cache will be
    much faster than amother P4 with a slower FSB or smaller cache running
    at the same CPU clock speed. An Intel Pentium-M mobile CPU gives about
    50% more processor power than a P4, Mhz for Mhz, just like an AMD XP
    or Athlon64."

    "The advantage of CPU clock cycle is that it's easy measure and easy
    to sell - just one number and bigger means better. The disadvantage is
    that it's not actually correct."

    "The advantage of Performance Ratings is that it does actually tell
    you what you need to know; but it's hard to measure and a bit
    subjective because actual CPU performance depends on a large numbr of
    factors and can vary quite a lot depending on what benchmarks you
    happen to use."

    "A better race car analogy would be thinking of GHz as RPM."

    "The RPM of an engine is only enough information to give you a
    relative idea of it's power output. Engine "X" running at 3,000RPM is
    more powerful than the same engine running at 2,000 RPM. Unless you
    know lots of other info (number of cylinders, gear ratios, etc) you'll
    have no idea if it is as powerful as engine "Y" at 4,000 RPM."

    "Back to your CPU - a Core 2 Duo or Athlon 64 does more work per clock
    cycle than a Pentium 4, so a Core 2 Duo at 2 GHz may be substantially
    more powerful than a Pentium 4 at 3 GHz. This could be related to a 6
    cyl car vs a 8 cyl."

    Okay, I'll have to admit, I have am a bit obsessed with theoretical
    PCs that are as much hardware, chip-based, massively-serial, use
    "parallel Hz" [to the highest extent that is mathematically-possible]
    and are set to the lowest gear -- and use as little of software and
    memory -- as mathematically-possible for a PC to run efficiently.
  14. Eugene Miya

    Eugene Miya Guest

    So, you were this guy who sent me this post to comp.parallel 3 years back?
    And let me guess, that you want it to run Windows?

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    Subject: Parallel Quartz Clock
    Date: 21 Jun 2004 17:14:29 -0700
    Message-ID: <>

    Is it possible to have a processor with 1 billion 1 Hz clocks to make
    1 GHz frequency?

    This was and is a test case for Spam Assassin in my mail box.

    Let us know when YOU reach the stage of using nitric acid.

    --comp.parallel moderator
  15. ChrisQuayle

    ChrisQuayle Guest

    Sounds a great idea, but to clarify, I guess the instruction stream,
    which of course wouldn't originate from parallel programming techniques,
    languages, or compilers, just utilises simple hardware serial to
    parallel converters to dish out intructions to all the cpu's, radially ?.

    Amazing that no one has thought of this before...

  16. Radium

    Radium Guest

    There is no serial-to-parallel [or visa versa] conversion. Why do you
    think there would be such a conversion?
    (much like a serial printer)] but always in parallel Hz. All parts of
    the device use parallel Hz but are otherwise completely serial.

    Serial bits. Parallel Hz.

    Serial bits. Parallel Hz.

    Serial bits. Parallel Hz.

    Serial bits. Parallel Hz.

    Serial bits. Parallel Hz.

    Serial bits. Parallel Hz.

    Serial bits. Parallel Hz.

    Serial bits. Parallel Hz.

    Serial bits. Parallel Hz.

    Serial bits. Parallel Hz.
  17. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

  18. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Which is called a "pipeline", and they've been doing it for decades.

  19. Radium

    Radium Guest

    Okay. According to my research [on google] pipelining doesn't have
    much to do with "parallel Hz".

    In addition, pipelining uses buffers and has significant latency. Not
    something I am found of.

    My dream PC does not have any buffers or latency.

    My dream PC uses RAM chips -- instead of magnetic discs -- in to store
    information. It is entirely chip-based.

    This PC is built in such a way that it freshly generates the correct
    electric signals ["on the fly"] instead of playing them back from its
    ROM chips.

    There are sets of instructions stored in ROMs. In the case of most PC,
    these instructions load before the CPU "knows" it has a hard drive or
    other peripheral devices. However, in my dream PC, those instructions
    be generated in real-time instead of storing them.

    I am aware that EEPROM is reliable, low power, customizable, reprogram-
    able, cheap and proven. But just out of personal preference, my dream
    PC is hard-wired in such a way that it does not need any ROM.

    Other specs are below. The stuff below also do not need any ROM memory
    because they are physically-built to generate the signals which
    correspond to the following.

    OS: Windows 98SE
    Browser: Mozilla Suite 1.8b

    No fans, no discs, no moving parts, no ROM [except for the CD/DVD
    recording/playing and re-writing].

    IOW, my dream PC would work perfectly but would not need any moving
    parts, discs, or fans. The "HDD" would consist of silicon RAM chips in
    place of disc-platters and electric parts in place of magnetic parts.
    No moving parts, no noise, no fans, no magnets, no hazardous heat.

    To put it simply, what I am describing is a PC that does not need to
    store any information because all of the signal codings for the info
    is generated in real-time.

    The following is a bad analogy but I'll add it anyway.

    PC reading info from memory = sample playback synth playing back its
    samples of sounds of an FM synth.

    PC generating its signals in real-time = an *actual* FM synth freshly-
    generating its tones "on the fly".

    Yes, I know, the above is a poor analogy but I couldn't think of
    anything better.

    Most importantly, though, my dream PC uses parallel-Hz and is
  20. John L

    John L Guest

    If each clock signal is 1 Hz, and you have a billion of them,
    I hear that if you have nine women working in parallel, you can get a
    baby in one month, too.

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