3D scaling could be important if there is high interdependence between the operations of each CPU, but I maintain that we may have to build new computing models to really take advantage of systems built around CPUs like this. Separate memory for each processor is a good start, since it relieves the bottleneck of access to shared memory. Data centers are a good application for this, because they often work on large numbers of independent transactions. By the way, we may also have to look at the nomenclature. I just realized that this isn't really a Central Processing Unit (CPU). It's more like a Central Processing Pool (CPP?). For that matter, is the 'processor' the chip or each of the sections of it? The same word is used for both in this article.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.