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Chipmaker Adapteva is sampling its 4th-generation multicore processor, known as Epiphany-IV. The 64-core chip delivers a peak performance of 100 gigaflops and draws just two watts of power, yielding a stunning 50 gigaflops/watt. The engineering samples were manufactured by GLOBALFOUNDRIES on its latest 28nm process technology.

Based in LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, Adapteva is in the business of developing ultra-efficient floating point accelerators. Andreas Olofsson, a former chip engineer at Texas Instruments and Analog Devices, founded the company in 2008, and gathered $2.5 million from various VCs and private investors. With that shoestring budget, he managed to produce four generations of the Epiphany architecture, including two actual chips. The technology is initially aimed at the mobile and embedded market, but Olofsson also has designs on penetrating the supercomputing space.

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There is no Way That Chip on Pulls 2 Watts, If so Imagine Having 4 Of Them On a 4P Folding All 256 Cores Folding Lol.
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AMD: Me Gusta!

35 Gflops more than my 2500k with a tiny TDP.

1.562GFlops per core, I wonder how these would scale with clockspeed thinking.gif
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Originally Posted by Jesse^_^ View Post

1.562GFlops per core, I wonder how these would scale with clockspeed thinking.gif

Sounds about like northwood/prescott core performance. tonguesmiley.gif

Jokes aside though, that performance @ 800MHz and 64 cores @ 2 watts is pretty cool.
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Originally Posted by Jesse^_^ View Post

AMD: Me Gusta!
35 Gflops more than my 2500k with a tiny TDP.
1.562GFlops per core, I wonder how these would scale with clockspeed thinking.gif

Nope.
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Epiphany is essentially a stripped down general-purpose RISC CPU that throws out almost everything but the number-crunching silicon. But since it doesn't incorporate features needed by operating systems, like memory management, it relies on a host processor to feed it application kernels in the same manner as a GPGPU

Nothing like x86 cores.
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blinksmiley.gif

So when can we expect to see accelerator cards with these on them? biggrin.gif
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Nothing like x86 cores.

They would still be perfect for ultra-efficient APUs. Think about a fairly powerful ARM processors with 64 of these cores. The ARM chip takes care of just the OS while the GPU and accelerator cores take care of anything intensive. All of that while being as fast as a 2600K/3770K and consuming just a couple of watts.

Maybe I'm dreaming but that would be awesome.
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Oh man. Stripping down every feature that makes it a CPU isn't what I call a proper way of doing things XD

Essentially it eats very little power because they have removed everything that lets the processor interface with the system and any buffer it had to store data, but the internal caches.

This is confusing headscratch.gif
   
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Add DP and this is going to be a nice item....

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