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Microsoft boffins: Who needs Intel CPUs when you've got FPGAs?

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Re: Hmmm

" Replace - only some fuctions."

A cpu is only a set of logic gates interconnected in a particular way. Those interconnects are fixed. FPGAs already have sufficient gate density to contain the target architecture of an existing cpu.

There is nothing to prevent a departure from the Von Neumann architecture to handle particular algorithms in a parallel fashion - except the mindset of 70 years of serial processing.

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