Researchers present 512-core co-processor

Posted on Thursday, Nov 09 2006 @ 09:02 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Japanese researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a 500MHz co-processor that performs at 512GFLOPS.
This uni-processor contains 512 cores and acts as a math co-processor. The researchers aim is to build a supercomputer which is fast, cheap and energy efficient too. The 512 cores are arranged in an array of 32x16 where each group contains 32 cores perform specific calculation. The die measures up to 289m2 and contains 300M transistors. It is manufactured by TSMC on 90nm process technology. The power consumption stood at 60W maximum and 30W at idle..
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