Would you buy/use a computer that ran 3x slower than modern machines if it were more secure (less vulnerable to side-channel attacks)?

@cwebber I'd honestly like to see VLIW resurrected. Maybe see if with spectre and meltdown and whatnot as motivations the compiler technology can catch up to give decent performance.

@Azure
With explicit parallelism (#EPIC), you can sometimes reach the same performance at slower clock speed, but it costs way more than a conventional hardware, because it requires more circuitry, and because such machines aren't mass-produced yet.
@cwebber

@amiloradovsky @cwebber The 'more circuitry' surprises me, only because I recall one of the motivations for Merced being to simplify the on-die apparatus associated with out of order and speculative execution. (Of course, this could very well have just been bad information.)

@Azure
No, that's correct, but you still need more computing units/devices to process information as fast as those working at higher clock rates.
Also there is such a thing as "intrinsic parallelism" in programs, limiting the minimum clock speed needed for the performance.
@cwebber

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