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11/16/2011 06:51 AM EST
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resistion   11/17/2011 1:21:32 PM
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I think such high performance is not really targeted for consumers, but for enterprise servers. And since power was not remarked, I expect it to be typical ~200 W.

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jaybus0   11/17/2011 1:30:12 PM
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I think you misunderstood the statement. He meant racks of servers using many chips, not a single chip. Their goal is a machine with exaflop, (ie. 1 million teraflop), performace.

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resistion   11/17/2011 1:38:34 PM
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Of course, it has to be lots of hot chips requiring lots of cooling. I mentioned a reference of ~200 W/chip just a while ago.

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KB3001   11/17/2011 1:46:58 PM
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And what's the performance per $ and performance per watt? Intel can't keep banking on x86 forever!

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timemerchant   11/18/2011 12:18:10 AM
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Impressed with the wine rack in the background. Is this in a restaurant or a nicely fitted out exec's office? Seeing a chip in the air with a silkscreened logo but no decent specs is like deciding which bottle to pull from the rack without reading a label. I suppose "actual silicon with specs to follow" is better than "two years of specs with silicon to follow" from Xilinx, Altera etc. At least the wine will improve by the time it hits mainstream. Initial specs are impressive, even this sceptic must admit. Well done Intel, particularly on that tired x86 architecture. Heat dissipation? Must be less than what can be pulled out through a heatsink to prevent solder reflow, so to the 20MW per chip quip above, unlikely. Even 200 Watts, look at those city nightlines and switch off two light bulbs, then get back to work.

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SylvieBarak   11/18/2011 1:09:21 AM
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wow, good eye, TimeMerchant! Not his office, no, it was the wine cellar of a restaurant in Seattle where the briefing was being held. He wouldn't give out any details about the wattage per chip, but it certainly wasn't 20MW! That is the theoretical aim for an exascale system running these chips.... He also wasn't specific on the number of cores, sticking to the "more than 50" party line... but my bet is 64 cores with some being deactivated in order to improve yields.

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resistion   11/18/2011 2:05:27 AM
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If they need a million such chips to achieve the ultimate goal anyway, it really takes away from the meaning of replacing ~10000 old processors with a single new one.

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TFCSD   11/18/2011 4:33:40 AM
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I can't wait to see how this will improve solitaire on my wintel box! Exaflop is now within reach, sweet. I worked on weather forecasting software and can use the JIT forecasting this will allow.

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snowboard9   11/18/2011 2:34:39 PM
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They can , they have and they should.

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snowboard9   11/18/2011 2:37:05 PM
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Here Tuesday's and Thursday's?

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