Tag: floating point
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<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/V72000T_chip.jpg” alt=”” width=”105″ height=”77″ />Thanks to shrinking semiconductor process geometries, the newest FPGAs have more usable transistors than ever before and are now capable of considerable floating point (FP) performance. That makes them candidates for more generalized use in high performance computing. This article describes the FP capabilities of Xilinx’s new Virtex-7 FPGA and how it stacks up against a generic 16-core CPU.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/circuits.jpg” alt=”” width=”82″ height=”63″ />Intel will be figuring prominently at this week’s IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco, where researchers will be presenting a raft of emerging technologies — everything from integrated digital radio to optical interconnects. But some of the chipmaker’s most interesting presentations are being devoted to low-power circuitry.
Although 2010 still has a few months left to go, the competition in the x86 server processor arena for 2011 is already setting up to be a knock-down, drag-out fight. Both AMD and Intel are introducing new high-end server chips with revamped microarchitectures next year, and, at the same time, upping the core counts over their previous generation products.