#<p><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-9823" alt="martin-luther-nails-thesis-1" src="http://channeleye.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/martin-luther-nails-thesis-1-346x260.jpg" width="346" height="260" />David Chisnall, ofCambridgeUniversity become the general processor’s first atheist, by refusing to believe in the existence of a general-purpose chip.</p>
<p>Writing in Queue he said that there was a general trend to categorise processors and accelerators as “general purpose.” Of the papers published at this year’s International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA 2014), nine out of 45 referred to general-purpose processors; one additionally referred to general-purpose FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays), and another referred to general-purpose MIMD (multiple instruction, multiple data) supercomputers, stretching the definition to the breaking point. <a href="http://channeleye.co.uk/cambridge-boffin-dismisses-the-existence-of-a-general-processor/" class="read_more">more&#187;</a></p><div class="feedflare">
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