De organisatie van de Platform 2000 Conferentie heeft het definitieve programma gepost van de presentaties die volgende week tijdens deze conferentie gegeven worden. Afgezien van Intel zijn vrijwel alle belangrijke spelers aanwezig: AMD, Samsung, ServerWorks, VIA, Micron, Acer Labs, Transmeta, 3Com, Hyundai, nVidia, Motorola, Texas Instruments, Adaptec, Infineon, ATi, Jedec, Philips, PCI SIG, Compaq e.a. Er zit best interessant spul tussen, waaronder sessies over DDR SDRAM en DDR chipsets, PCI-X en Infiniband, DDR-2 en mobiele Athlons. Het is te verwachten dat hier volgende week de nodige nieuwstjes over naar buiten druppelen. Hier een overzichtje met de meest relevante presentaties:
Via: VIA Platform Implementation “Finding a better way to connect”
The combination of VIA chipset and Advanced- Communication-Riser card "ACR” provides a proven solution for delivering cost effective audio and communication for PC. This section exam the new ACR platform, which reduces the time to market and system cost saving for PC manufacturers.
PCI SIG & IBTA: PCI-X and InfiniBand: I/O Evolution Advancing
This briefing will contrast and compare the perspectives from a member of the PCI Special Interest Group and a representative from the InfiniBand steering committee. Examine how each proposes to address the growing demands of scalability, reliability, availability and performance needs of next generation server platforms.
VIA: DDR chipset roadmap “Revving up system performance”
This session provides a detailed description of key aspects of the VIA DDR chipset features, partition, performance and preview of VIA future DDR chipset roadmap that cover server, mainstream, SMA value desktop and mobile PC.
Micron: Designing Competitive DDR Platforms
A presentation of preferred design practice for implementing DDR DIMMs of unbuffered, registered and small outline types. We will review the basics of DDR subsystem design and share actual platform test results on channel margin and signal integrity. We will also sort out the platform targets and finally present an updated analysis of DDR power performance in power-critical applications such as servers and notebook PC.
Micron: DDR Motherboard Design
This presentation covers DDR motherboard design using the Micron Samurai DDR core logic. Topics covered include DDR memory channel overview, power generation, and DDR memory channel routing. A few minutes are spent covering the DDR memory channel and how it differs from standard synchronous DRAM. Power generation covers the Vdd Vref and Vtt power sources required by DDR. The routing rules section is a general discussion covering the requirements of placing and routing the DDR memory bus.
Acer Labs: DDR Core Logic Solutions
DDR chip sets for AMD and Intel platforms: Examine design issues, trade-offs, platform strategies and price/performance advantages over competing architectures.
Samsung: RDRAM, Today and Tomorrow
Required bandwidth and feature of memory subsystem will be discussed in connection with memory technology. Key technical issues of RDRAM memory subsystems in supporting high bandwidth operation will be presented in terms of signal integrity, critical timing parameters, power consumption and so on. Future RDRAM technology and corresponding technical challenges will be covered. Also, industry status of RDRAM and anticipated trend will be presented.
Samsung: DDR, Today and Tomorrow
As the scope of high frequency applications broadens, the maximum bandwidth from the memory system is of great importance. In this presentation, DRAM requirements are evaluated in a memory system employing DDR SDRAMs for various applications. Critical factors such as signal integrity, power and the frequency limitation are considered. In addition DDR SDRAM's industry status and anticipated migration path of DDR SDRAM will be presented.
NEC: Performance benefits of Virtual Channel Memory Architecture in Multi Memory Master systems
Benchmark test results for multi-task systems with the Virtual Channel SDRAM will be discussed. UMA systems using the most recent Graphics integrated chipsets and Multi-CPU systems with the Virtual Channel SDRAM and normal SDRAM are benchmarked and compared. Both synthetic benchmark and application based benchmark program are used. Because of separate channels from DRAM memory array, the Virtual Channel SDRAM can improve the performance of multi-memory master systems such as UMA or Multi-CPU systems.
Acer Labs: Mobile Athlon Chipset with Power Now Technology
Technical rollout and full disclosure of the first mobile Athlon chipset. This session will introduce the significance of Power Now technology, core logic feature sets, price/performance analysis, etc.
Transmeta: Crusoe(tm) LongRun(tm) Adaptive Power Management Technology for Mobile Platforms
Transmeta Crusoe(tm) processors incorporate an adaptive power management technology called LongRun(tm) that dynamically adjusts processor performance (core frequency) and power consumption (core voltage) to the optimal levels for the workloads being executed. This presentation describes Transmeta's innovative LongRun(tm) power management technology and provides a comparison with traditional clock-throttling power management schemes as well as recent two-step power adjustment strategies.
ST Microelectronics: Delivering High Performance, Affordable 3D Graphics - A First Look at the new KRYO™ Graphics Accelerator
The presentation will review how increasing scene complexity and screen resolutions are creating a memory bottleneck for conventional 3D accelerators. We will then review how KYRO's PowerVR(TM) Tile Based Rendering technology improves memory efficiency and image quality by keeping key operations on chip.
AMD: Turbocharging AMD-Athlon(tm) Platform with DDR Memory
This discussion will focus on AMD's platform strategies and technologies to maintain its leading position in the PC desktop and workstation performance market.
JEDEC: DDR II: The Evolution Continues
Migrating a platform from DDR to DDR II. Spec update, platform design considerations.