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!
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.