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Old 11-06-2006, 04:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Japanese boffins show off 512-core chip

To be accurate, the so-called Grape DR chip is a maths co-processor. It's designed to sit on a PCI-X add-in card and provide back-up for the host system's CPU. And each core is designed to handle a single, specific maths instruction, such as a floating-point addition or multiplication. The chip also contains a shared memory cache.

The 512 cores are split into 16 groups of 32, each group capable of processing a single type of FP instruction. The chip itself measures 17 x 17mm and contains 300m transistors. It consumes up to 60W of power.

The University of Tokyo began work on Grape DR in 2004. By 2008, it hopes to have a design capable of delivering 2Pflops - two quadrillion floating-point operations a second.

http://www.channelregister.co.uk/200...2-core_co-pro/
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so wait.. they will do one type of calulation?
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That sounds like something I want, Right now.
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wait.....so each group can only process 1 type of calculation or each individually?
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sounds like something designed for one thing and one thing only. calculating PI.
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sounds good to me. can't wait to get a few of these Folding for TF
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sounds good to me. can't wait to get a few of these Folding for TF
LOl, we could use it.....then instead of posting one post every 45 seconds we could post 45 in one second....
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