- Mar 3, 2017
AMD is also working on some kind of Memory compression for CPUs, or at least they were thinking about it since they have a Patent Application for it.
http://pdfaiw.uspto.gov/.aiw?PageNum=0&docid=20180167082&IDKey=A6AD66F9D401&HomeUrl=http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1%26Sect2=HITOFF%26d=PG01%26p=1%26u=%252Fnetahtml%252FPTO%252Fsrchnum.html%26r=1%26f=G%26l=50%26s1=%252220180167082%2522.PGNR.%26OS=DN/20180167082%26RS=DN/20180167082Systems, apparatuses, and methods for compression of frequent data values across narrow links are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes a processor, a link interface unit, and a communication link. The link interface unit is configured to receive a data stream for transmission over the communication link, wherein the data stream is generated by the processor. The link interface unit determines if blocks of data of a first size from the data stream match one or more first data patterns and the link interface unit determines if blocks of data of a second size from the data stream match one or more second data patterns. The link interface unit sends, over the communication link, only blocks of data which do not match the first or second data patterns.