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rick merritt
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re: Researchers carve CPU into plastic foil
rick merritt   11/23/2010 4:47:45 PM
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I checked the abstract again and all the numbers are correct. Here it is: "The Intel 32nm Poulson processor contains 3.1 billion transistors integrated onto a single 544mm2 silicon die size. Eight processor cores and a total of 54MB of on-chip cache are linked by an on-chip ring-like interconnect bus."

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re: Researchers carve CPU into plastic foil
bmws88   11/23/2010 4:04:27 PM
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I calculated 2.7B instead of ~2.6B because I used 1MBit=1024*1024=1.049 million cells. Either way it does not make too much difference. For comparison, the 45nm Xeon 7500 (aka Nahalem-EX) had 2.3B transistors and a total of 26.5 MB of cache which leaves about 1B for other things, much more reasonable.

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DrQuine   11/23/2010 4:00:29 PM
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It is interesting that a simple CPU captures our imagination at the same time that an extremely complex one is rolling out. I suspect that it is because small numbers are easier to grasp than large ones - and because we can appreciate that a device built with simple materials and a simple architecture has the potential to be incorporated in unexpected ways in existing products.

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re: Researchers carve CPU into plastic foil
krisi   11/23/2010 3:50:28 PM
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@pixies, Polymer is a solid state material, although it is not semicondcutor so everything is good with the ISSCCC name! BTW, everything can be a solid state (if the temperature is right ;-) so they selected pretty general name...Kris

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re: Researchers carve CPU into plastic foil
krisi   11/23/2010 3:47:18 PM
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@bmws88, you seem to be right, something is not adding up here: 54MB times 8 times 6 is about 2.6B transistors already...Kris

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bmws88   11/23/2010 3:38:29 PM
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Intel uses 8T SRAM for lower level cache. Assuming all 6T, 54MB of cache would have a SRAM cell transistor count of 2.7B already. That leaves only 0.4B for redundancy, cache peripheral, and the 8 cores. Do the numbers add up right?

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pixies   11/23/2010 3:36:28 PM
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Polymer is not a solid state material. I guess in the future the conference has to change its name.

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yalanand   11/23/2010 12:31:57 PM
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What is this polymer CPU is all about. Really curious to know how it functions and how it will be useful in future. Anybody has any detailed info ?

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re: Researchers carve CPU into plastic foil
Kinnar   11/23/2010 7:30:54 AM
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So many different variants are going to flood the market, but the polymer CPU is something very interesting, it seems that the flexible and fold-able PCs will be there in a near future.

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