Under the heading of 'Nothing new under the sun', I'd point out that both caches and pipelines have been around a very long time---but you knew that! I have to admit that it is a hell of lot of fun being able to play around with optimization techniques like this on hardware that I can actually afford!!
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in thread Out-Of-Date Optimizations? New Idioms? RAM vs. CPU
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