Adapteva Announces 700 MHz, 4096-Core Processor

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willard

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[citation][nom]memadmax[/nom]Why are they worried about energy efficiency?I know that its good to, but this seems to be an "all out" processor, so that should be secondary.[/citation]
Supercomputers have absolutely unbelievable energy costs. Reducing energy consumption is one of the top priorities for people designing them.

Power is easy, efficiency is hard.
 

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Those are the servers of the future.
I remember Intel wanting to create a 128 core cpu, running at 1,6Ghz per core, and ~95W TDP.
In the future, these can be used for company servers, running 128 gigabit network connections, the size slightly larger than an external harddrive case, or a single rack unit!

For the home user, I'd love to see nettop sized computers having these 32/64/128 core processors in them! They'd make more than a bittorrent client with multi network connections, home theater, and personal PC!
 

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[citation][nom]jacekring[/nom]Stop with that already...the iPad 3 can probably run Crysis. Crysis is old and dated now...can it run BF3 on max settings is a better question?[/citation]

Crysis with mods is still one of the best looking games even today.
 

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[citation][nom]jacekring[/nom]Stop with that already...the iPad 3 can probably run Crysis. Crysis is old and dated now...can it run BF3 on max settings is a better question?[/citation]
Agree! It's a +/- 5 years old joke now,that crysis joke!
 

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[citation][nom]freggo[/nom]I have the nagging feeling that I am the only one in here who has absolutely no idea what kind of game 'Crysis' actually is :)[/citation]
It was/is a first person shooter that took unbelievable amounts of processing power to run in it's day. Even on the lowest levels it had a hard time reaching 60fps on gaming systems. Due to these rediculous requirements it became the de-facto standard by which computer hardware was measured for a very long time (well... a long time in computer years anyways). But now even medium level hardware can run Crysis maxed out, so the joke really no longer applies.
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[citation][nom]wiyosaya[/nom]5.6 times ASCI RED performance and only 80W. I wonder how much power ASCI RED consumed?[/citation]
About 800KW according to specs.
 
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According to Wiki: 850kW, thats 10.000 times more, or roughly 60.000 times less efficient
 

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[citation][nom]jaber2[/nom]Do you realy need that much cpu power on your next tablet?[/citation]
You can never have too much power!
 

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So they only got 16 cores working so far, and they think they can build 4096. You know I was walking at 2 Miles / hr yesterday and today I was able to increase my speed to 3 Miles / hr. please let the marketing folks at Adaptiva know that I am announcing that I will be able to break the words record for running at 365 Miles / Hr. by next Year. Any Sponsors please call customer relations at fuzzy.math@adaptica.com.
 
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