Fujitsu Venus is world's fastest processor

Posted on Friday, May 15 2009 @ 00:11 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Expreview reports Fujitsu has taken back the title of world's fastest processor maker for the first time since 1999. The company's new Venus processor for supercomputers is capable of doing 128 billion calculations per second and is 2.5x faster than the best Intel chip.
Venus calculates 2.5 times faster than the previous record-holding model which was made by Intel. Fujitsu has taken the advantage of miniaturization technology to double the number of central circuits integrated onto a chip measuring about 2cm from four to eight. Venus also shows great energy efficiency - cutting electricity consumption to about one-third of current levels.

The new CPU will be hopefully used on an Institute of Physical and Chemical Science next-generation supercomputer which will go into operation at the end of fiscal 2010. Tens of thousands of the CPUs would be installed in the supercomputer.

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