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H4yd3n
03-24-08, 09:42 PM
Anyone read the newspaper? Some college made an 80 core processor. I wonder how much one of those things would cost....


I want one, anybody feel like buying me one? (lee)

RaidenWoW
03-24-08, 10:22 PM
(w/opics)

H4yd3n
03-24-08, 10:42 PM
A closer look at the setup for Intel's teraflop research chip. Intel hopes to figure how to connect the chip to memory, develop general-purpose cores that can run all kinds of applications, and turn this into a product within five years.

Credit: Intel
http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/ne/p/2007/CUTeraflopsChip_550x367.jpg

Intel demonstrated the teraflop research chip in a briefing for reporters last week at a San Francisco hotel. It built a special cooling system for the chip and ran a few applications to demonstrate its performance. Intel had the chip running at around 3GHz during the demonstration, but has gotten it to run faster in its Oregon labs with a water-cooled system, said CTO Justin Rattner.

Credit: Intel

http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/ne/p/2007/demo_Teraflops_550x367.jpg


The above are from Intel's 80 core CPU that they made back in late 2006. But...this college's actually is in use and can work. Intel's hasn't been used yet that I know of.

Nv40
03-25-08, 01:49 AM
it is me or that looks like a giant silicon chip? :)

Im sure is a prototype , in full scale . 80 processorsin 5 years ,looks far beyond what i though we will see from intel anyday.. cant wait. Are they taking preorders ? :)

Dragunov
03-25-08, 05:45 PM
Too much power is requiered to feed this

Feyy
03-25-08, 05:49 PM
Too much power is requiered to feed this

Ive got a nuclear reactor in my garden (lee)

H4yd3n
03-25-08, 06:39 PM
Ive got a nuclear reactor in my garden (lee)
....got a spare, my missile silo/underground evil lair has the lights go out whenever I go to destroy a country.

Runningman
03-25-08, 08:19 PM
Too much power is requiered to feed this
well in the home yes, in a server farm, no...

http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23592.wss

i work on one of these right now and i can tell you they are sweet!!!

jcrox
03-25-08, 08:30 PM
They already have 128 core processors, most people know them as the G80. The biggest reason Intel has started developing a GPU is not to compete with AMD and Nvidia in the graphics market, its because they can't afford to have AMD beat them to utilizing a GPGPU for something other than graphics. AMD forced their hand when they bought ATI.

jolle
03-26-08, 03:13 AM
128 core processors exist?
He ment the G80 GPU, 8800 series.
the SP units on these GPUs are pretty versitile, but I wouldnt go so far as to compare them with a fullblown x86 CPU core.

amk21
03-26-08, 09:28 PM
He ment the G80 GPU, 8800 series.
the SP units on these GPUs are pretty versitile, but I wouldnt go so far as to compare them with a fullblown x86 CPU core.
no but in theory sp's in a gpu do the same as cores in a cpu