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Not really.... the point of higher languages is the you don't have to know the hardware to program for it. Besides, know an OS is different from know the hardware that the OS is running on. wink.gif OS and drivers abstract the hardware..

Well, someone has to make it so the OS can properly manage and use all the CPUs in the cluster. You don't have the control required when using a high level language to implement an operating system, so you need to use assembly and plain ole C. I prefer to do low level programming, which most companies require a decent amount of experience unless you happen to practice on your own outside of school ;p.

PS: I RE software for fun
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What a beast.
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SeronX speculates that GF28-SHP is a joined venture with IBM and is actually their 22nm.

Either way clocking higher is not the solution they need to get rid of the enormous bottlenecks in the module design.

IBM has a Fab that is already at 22nm, what do they need GF for?
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IBM has a Fab that is already at 22nm, what do they need GF for?

They are selling their fab, most likely to GloFo, which at the same time entered an agreement with Samsung (the third party of that "alliance") to licence their 14nm process.
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They are selling their fab, most likely to GloFo, which at the same time entered an agreement with Samsung (the third party of that "alliance") to licence their 14nm process.

GF28 should be a 28nm process and IBM already had 22nm capability. Are you trying to say that GF is abandoning their 28nm node on the off chance that they buy IBMs fab? I'm just not seeing the connection between this chip and GF28.
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how much TDP? I could imagine this beast being hard to cool...
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how much TDP? I could imagine this beast being hard to cool...

250W at 4.5Ghz 12 Cores 96 Threads.
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250W at 4.5Ghz 12 Cores 96 Threads.

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LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THE CHIP! O______________________O


That looks like some kind of relic... Of bygone ages when CPUs were as big as a car.
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What the hell do you have to do to cool such thing?
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