Itanium Rising

Itanium Rising : Breaking Through Moore's Second Law of Computing Power

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This book covers the development and application of Itanium. It describes why the revolutionary leap forward in processing power can help CEO's achieve their company's vision. It also discusses the implication of these changes to a company's IT infrastructure. The book touches on issues involving how to move away from the desktop model of computing into implementing a system that best makes use of the IPF. The final section of the book discusses the future of the IPF and the technological changes resulting from it.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152.9 x 232.2 x 16.3mm | 358.34g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130464155
  • 9780130464156

About Jim Carlson

JIM CARLSON, Director of Marketing for Hewlett-Packard Company's Intel Processor Family (IPF)-based systems, is responsible for coordinating and directing Itanium-related marketing activities and product strategies across HP's Computer Systems organization. He also directs plans for helping resellers, ISVs, and users transition to Itanium systems. JERRY HUCK led architectural work on the Itanium processor family specification as Chief Architect for HP's Application Development Operation, Software & Solutions Organization, Computing Systems. He is now focused on making HP-UX the Itanium's application platform of choice.
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Table of contents

Foreword. Introduction. Acknowledgements. 1. Why Itanium Processors? Benefits of the Brand New Processor Family. Itanium Mission Statement. The Itanium Processor Family. Itanium RAS Features. Reliability. Availability. Serviceability. Reasons for Itanium(r)-based Platform Value. Highly Parallel Architecture. Investment Protection. CHOICE AND Breadth of Operating Systems and Applications. Enterprise Technology. How Itanium Architecture Affects Enterprise Computing. In Summary.2. The Itanium Processor Family: The Development of the Next Generation of Processor Architecture. Technology Shifts and the Need For Itanium Processor Power. Development of Early Architectures. Architecture Families at Hewlett-Packard. The Development of PA-RISC. Beyond Speed and onto Capabilities. Moore's First Law and its Impact. Moore's Second Law and How the Itanium Architecture Suspends It. In Summary.3. Planning the Revolution: Developing the Itanium Processor Family. The Itanium Processor Family: Built on Two Impressive Legacies. The Progress of Technology at Hewlett-Packard. At the Start: The Wide Word Project. Itanium as a New Processor Benchmark. The Business Drivers met by Itanium Processor Development. Envisioning the Utilization of Itanium's Power. In Summary.4. The Next Technology Paradigm: Computing as a Utility. Ideas Behind Three-tier Computing. Computing as a Utility. The Pendulum Swing of Distributed Computing Versus Centralized Computing. Today's Trend: Server Consolidation. The Growth of the Web. Breaking the IT Hardware Spiral. In Summary.5. The Itanium Adoption Curve. Adoption Curve-A Recognized Phenomenon. Early Adopters and the Early Majority. High Performance Technical Computing. Importance of Itanium Floating Point Performance. Extending the Decimal. Reducing Rounding Error. Itanium Growth in Technical Computing. Itanium Will Quickly Spread into Technical Computing Environments. In Summary.6. How Itanium Architecture Upholds Moore's First Law While Suspending Moore's Second Law. Semiconductor Functions and Costs. Moore's First Law. Moore's Second Law. Manufacturing Ultimately Drives Moore's First Law. Fab Plant Sticker Shock. Suspending Moore's Second Law-The Battle Plan. In Summary.7. EPIC-The Appropriate Name for a Breakthrough in Processor Architecture. EPIC's Break From RISC. Untapped Parallelism in RISC. Squaring the Overhead in RISC. Explicit Parallelism. The Register Model. Itanium Processor Register Set Model. Floating Point Architecture. In Summary.8. Key Architectural Changes in EPIC. Memory Management in EPIC. Memory Hierarchy Control. Predication. Data Speculation. Software Pipelining. In Summary.9. Total Cost of Ownership Under Itanium. TCO Methodology. ROI Predictors. The Four Main TCO Solutions. HP's Solution Framework for TCO Management. In Summary.10. The Transition Process. Navigating the Path to Itanium. Conclusions Resulting from the Transition Process. In Summary.11. The Itanium/HP-UX Transition. The HP-UX Operating System and PA-RISC Architecture. HP-UX Customer Investment Protection. HP-UX 11i on the Itanium Architecture. HP-UX 11i Performance and Scalability. HP-UX 11i Manageability. HP-UX 11i Availability. HP-UX 11i Security. HP-UX Application Development. In Summary.12. The Aries Dynamic Code Translation Project. The Need for Aries. Binary Compatibility. The Importance of Binary Compatibility for the IT Manager. The Aries Dynamic Code Translation Project. Aries Reliability. Aries Usability. Aries Performance. Results of Aries Testing. In Summary.13. Itanium Transition from IA-32117. The Technical Issue. The Business Issue. Itanium-Related Solutions to These Issues. Targeted Clients for SAP R/3 Resolution. How Does Itanium Help Make SAP a Better Solution for the IA-32 Customer? In Summary.14. Services for Transition. Benefits for Itanium Architecture Early Adopters. Range of Services Supporting the Itanium Processor. Planning for the Itanium Architecture. Porting and Migration: Choosing the Best Options. Itanium Architecture Implementation. Support for IT Investment. In Summary.15. Compilers in the Itanium/EPIC Architecture World. Instruction-Level Parallelism (ILP) Compilers. Problems with Today's Processors. Improved Parallelism from EPIC. The Challenges of Object-Oriented Code. The Compiler: Key to Performance in EPIC. EPIC Specifications for Developers. The Trimaran Project. In Summary.16. The Secure Sockets Layer. The Need for Security Without Slowdowns. The Secure Sockets Layer. SSL Demands on Processing Power. The SSL Benchmark. Reasons for Itanium's Outstanding Performance. Who Benefits from Itanium Speed for SSL Transactions. In Summary.17. Hewlett-Packard's Scalable Processor Chipset. Chipset Differentiators. The Next Generation Scalable Processor Chipset. Chipset Capabilities. Chipset objectives. In Summary.18. The Future of EPIC Processors and Systems. Preexisting and Continuing Trends. Where Will Future Chip Enhancements Come From? Cache Size, Cache Hierarchy, and Compiler Development. Benefits of the Compaq Merger. Complete Security. 'Green' Chips of the Future. In Summary. Appendix A. Technology Terms. Appendix B. Web Resources. Appendix C. Itanium Case Studies. Index.
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