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Intel Research Chip Advances 'Era Of Tera'

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2007 - Intel Corporation researchers have developed the world's first programmable processor that delivers supercomputer-like performance from a single, 80-core chip not much larger than the size of a finger nail while using less electricity than most of today's home appliances. This is the result of the company's innovative 'Tera-scale computing' research aimed at delivering Teraflop -- or trillions of calculations per second --performance for future PCs and servers. Technical details of the Teraflop research chip will be presented at the annual Integrated Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) this week in San Francisco.

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Well, "here today? OUT OF DATE, LATER TODAY..."

:)

* The "motto of this field"... lol!

(I always felt that patent safes from R&D developments have @ least a 5-10 yr. jump on what things CAN be like, & this is just a look @ that line of thinking!).

Still - not to be a pessimist, but this is NEAT to know, that such power is possible, today, if it were needed, & not in a machine that's the size of your home, as the article tigger69 put out, had put it.

APK

P.S.=> It's part of why I quit buying every-to-every-other year for computer equipment really... that kind of successive buying only keeps you buying, & getting MAYBE 20-30% boosts! I've noted I get around 50% ones IF I held off to buying absolutely NEW/state-of-the-art, every 4-5 years or so. Sometimes, I'll upgrade a vidcard, if the power boost is 'huge' (like 50%, & lately, w/ NVidia @ least (who I pay attention to), it has been that way) but, the prices are usurious/outrageous too... here, I tend to be "a generation behind" until prices drop to where I can handle buying w/ out nuking the bank! apk
 
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I buy latest equpiment every 5 years as well. If you're lucky you can double your speed at the rate computing upgrades are coming. Soon phase change won't be so exotic and my next pc probably won't have a single fan in it including the PSU.
 
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I like it. I like it.

So is this the direction of intel chipset GPU? Just need to bump up precision from single to double and you've got a 67W GPU >> nVidia 8800 in SLI.

Poor Ageia and their PhysX project. Unless they are able to adapt their APIs to work with a revised Ageia PCI/PCIe card that has this little monster sitting on it. Nice. I want one.

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P.S. This is a specialist processor and is not intended to be a "CPU" replcement in the way we understand it on a PC. It's a special purpose device. It can execute hundreds (actually 80) asynchronous calculations as opposed to current parallel vector processors than can handle hundreds of identical computations.

It's an ideal starting point for an ALU (math coprocessor or physics system), or GPU
 
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Damn.:eek:

Is the beginning of the end.:confused:
 
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Sounds interesting, I wonder what it'll cost. AMD seems to be focusing more on the commercial applications of performance increase; and leaving the Home PC advancement up to Intel. I've been waiting for the new AMD line, but I don't think I want to run a Server, just to get a 4X4. So far, that seems to be all they have. It would be nice to find a L1 mobo with 2X Pci-e 16X, but so far no luck. Now I'm looking at Intel Q. The other problem is that AMD bought ATI and there are no real advancements in ATI chipset mobos for the 4X4 AMD.
 

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but will it let me play crysis??? :nutkick:
 

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If we steal it, can we take over the world?