SEATTLE—Raj Hazra, general manager of Intel Corp.'s technical computing group, showed off the first silicon of Knight's Corner at the Supercomputing 2011 show here Tuesday (Nov. 15), explaining it was just one of tens that had been produced to date.
Knight's Corner is the first delivery of a teraflops of sustained double precision performance on a single chip, built on general purpose architecture, and breaking the barrier that was last broken by Intel 15 years ago with the AsciiRed, a system that exceeded 70 cabinets.
Intel also announced the first ever integration of PCI Express generation 3.0 with its Xeon E5 processors, which Hazra said added a two times speed up over the previous generation.
Ditto! I am weary of these pronouncements with no data to backup. The only comparison I get from the article above is "...15 years ago with the AsciiRed, a system that exceeded 70 cabinets..." which can be said true about most CPU's of today when compared to their equivalents 15 years ago!