Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [PC World]1000-Core Processor Eats Quad-Core CPUs For Lunch
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[PC World]1000-Core Processor Eats Quad-Core CPUs For Lunch

post #1 of 84
Thread Starter 
Source

Quote:
Scottish researchers have built a 1000-core processor (yes, three zeros) that runs 20 times faster than current chip and uses less power. Amazingly, this chip approaches the maximum mesh diameter before the chip-network connecting the cores negatively impacts performance.
Pretty nice
So Confused
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
IN B4 BAN THE 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
OCN SUCK BALLS Saitek Eclipse II 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
CAN SUCK Razer Abyssus Razer Goliathus Speed 
  hide details  
Reply
So Confused
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
IN B4 BAN THE 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
OCN SUCK BALLS Saitek Eclipse II 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
CAN SUCK Razer Abyssus Razer Goliathus Speed 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 84
HMm liking this, Scientists from glasgow uni BEAT intel to the 1000 core chip. Thats how bad it is now adays
post #3 of 84
While not explicitly a repost, this was posted from a different source.

FPGA is not new and this is a useless press release, sadly. I completely support the scientists and their R&D, which is valid and interesting, and may or may not be significant to future technologies, but as of now the current releases provide nothing new or significant.

Most people who have taken a course in Signals and Systems/ sig proc, will have used FPGA, which are great A relatively easy way to accelerate simple programs by running them on physical hardware. Many of us have configured multiple subsections to do different tasks. This is just scaling this further and is not dissimilar to a GPU, which has its uses but is not by any means a CPU in the typical sense of the phrase.


See Amdahl's law for a greater understanding of why this is so 'meh', and why it is only peripherally interesting:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amdahl%27s_law
Edited by wcdolphin - 12/29/10 at 2:07pm
For sale
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-920 Asus P6T Deluxe Asus GTX460 TOP 768mb G Skill ECO 1600 CAS7 1.35V 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Vertex 60 GB raid[0] Asus DVDRW W7,Ubuntu 2 xAsus VH236H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse Pad
Razer Ultra X3 1000W HAF 932 My Desk 
  hide details  
Reply
For sale
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-920 Asus P6T Deluxe Asus GTX460 TOP 768mb G Skill ECO 1600 CAS7 1.35V 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Vertex 60 GB raid[0] Asus DVDRW W7,Ubuntu 2 xAsus VH236H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse Pad
Razer Ultra X3 1000W HAF 932 My Desk 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by shadow19935 View Post
HMm liking this, Scientists from glasgow uni BEAT intel to the 1000 core chip. Thats how bad it is now adays
Intel has already the technology and knowledge to build these chips.

The thing is that they are playing a strategy in the market,and almost 99% of companies retain for long periods the latest bleeding edge tech,for the future.

For example Intel,has alerady a new tech that leaves this 1000 core processor in the dust,replacing electronic signals with Lightbeams.

http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archi...727comp_sm.htm

Maybe if you go the latest facilities of Intel you will se how well advanced they are right now.
Edited by Eduardv - 12/29/10 at 2:12pm
Black Dragon
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.3 GHZ ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 (PCI-E 3.0, USB 3.0, B... EVGA GTX 580 1.5 GB GDDR5 G.SKILL Ripjaws X ( 4 x 2GB) @ 1866 MHZ 8-9-8-2... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 120 GB Firmware 2.21 Noctua NH-D14 Windows 8.1 X64 Alienware Optx AW2310 (1920 x 1080p) 120 HZ 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000 Corsair AX850 PLUS GOLD Certified Silverstone FT02B-W Razer Deathadder 3500 DPi 
Mouse Pad
Steel Series QCK+ 
  hide details  
Reply
Black Dragon
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.3 GHZ ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 (PCI-E 3.0, USB 3.0, B... EVGA GTX 580 1.5 GB GDDR5 G.SKILL Ripjaws X ( 4 x 2GB) @ 1866 MHZ 8-9-8-2... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 120 GB Firmware 2.21 Noctua NH-D14 Windows 8.1 X64 Alienware Optx AW2310 (1920 x 1080p) 120 HZ 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000 Corsair AX850 PLUS GOLD Certified Silverstone FT02B-W Razer Deathadder 3500 DPi 
Mouse Pad
Steel Series QCK+ 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 84
Oh how i love being Scottish...
Edited by TERMiNAL - 12/29/10 at 2:13pm
New Build
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 5820k @ 4.4GHz ASRock X99 Extreme4 2 x Powercolor R9 290 PCS+ CrossFire 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB SSD Samsung Pro 256GB SSD Seagate 1TB SSHD Cooler Master Nepton 280L 
OSPowerCaseMouse
Windows 10 64bit EVGA F2 1000W Corsair Carbide Air 540 G502 
  hide details  
Reply
New Build
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 5820k @ 4.4GHz ASRock X99 Extreme4 2 x Powercolor R9 290 PCS+ CrossFire 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB SSD Samsung Pro 256GB SSD Seagate 1TB SSHD Cooler Master Nepton 280L 
OSPowerCaseMouse
Windows 10 64bit EVGA F2 1000W Corsair Carbide Air 540 G502 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eduardv View Post
Intel has already the technology and knowledge to build these chips.

The thing is that they are playing a strategy in the market,and almost 99% of companies retain for long periods the latest bleeding edge tech,for the future.

For example Intel,has alerady a new tech that leaves this 1000 core processor in the dust,replacing electronic signals with Lightbeams.

http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archi...727comp_sm.htm

Maybe if you go the latest facilities of Intel you will se how well advanced they are right now.
There is a few things the 'market' needs to consider before you are actually prepared with faster and better chips. Intel could have the technology to beat this, same with AMD, but the practical and efficient point of view likes to disagree with things like that. Just like this, 1'000 cores provides no performance increase if companies don't benefit from the use of 1'000 cores. Sure, 1'000 cores would be nice for servers if each individual core was 'fast' enough to run each single threaded application, but if not, it'd be a waste. The low production value would get so low that the price of those light beams and thousand core chips cost a fortune and not reach the market as it shows absolutely little to no benefit for their consumers.

In reality, these 1'000 core processors are only 'faster' if applications actually get coded to use those cores. If a server was to run 4 instances of 16 threaded applications, then a 16 core modern CPU would outperform this 1'000 core chip. Especially when the increase in performance is only 20x. These individual cores could only give roughly 25% the the performance of a modern day CPU.
post #7 of 84
This just in! 1000 > 4.

Research on 2+2 is still ongoing but scientists are confident a solution exists.
Callisto
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K 4.7ghz @ 1.37v MSI P67A-GD65 EVGA GTX 680 Mushkin Enhanced Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Intel SSD 40GB; Seagate Cavier Green 1TB Scientific Linux 6.3/Windoze7 22" Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW Corsair TX850 
  hide details  
Reply
Callisto
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K 4.7ghz @ 1.37v MSI P67A-GD65 EVGA GTX 680 Mushkin Enhanced Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Intel SSD 40GB; Seagate Cavier Green 1TB Scientific Linux 6.3/Windoze7 22" Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW Corsair TX850 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by dharmaBum View Post
This just in! 1000 > 4.

Research on 2+2 is still ongoing but scientists are confident a solution exists.
As stated by someone a post or so up... It's not necessarily so when only 4 cores are being used.
And they found out 2+2=5 back in 1984.
IntelAsylum R2.1
(14 items)
 
M11xR2
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k ASRock Z77 Extreme6 MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G 16GB Ripjaw X 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
R0: 2x1TB WD Se Samsung 840 EVO LG UH12LS28 BDD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell E2414H x2 M$ Sidewinder x4 Seasonic 600W CM HAF 932A 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitec M705 MouseMat 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 GT335m 1gb 4gb ddr3 Sandisk 128GB SSD 
OS
Windows/Linux/Depends 
  hide details  
Reply
IntelAsylum R2.1
(14 items)
 
M11xR2
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k ASRock Z77 Extreme6 MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G 16GB Ripjaw X 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
R0: 2x1TB WD Se Samsung 840 EVO LG UH12LS28 BDD Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell E2414H x2 M$ Sidewinder x4 Seasonic 600W CM HAF 932A 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitec M705 MouseMat 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 GT335m 1gb 4gb ddr3 Sandisk 128GB SSD 
OS
Windows/Linux/Depends 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackVenom View Post
And they found out 2+2=5 back in 1984.
Zing!
Callisto
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K 4.7ghz @ 1.37v MSI P67A-GD65 EVGA GTX 680 Mushkin Enhanced Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Intel SSD 40GB; Seagate Cavier Green 1TB Scientific Linux 6.3/Windoze7 22" Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW Corsair TX850 
  hide details  
Reply
Callisto
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K 4.7ghz @ 1.37v MSI P67A-GD65 EVGA GTX 680 Mushkin Enhanced Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Intel SSD 40GB; Seagate Cavier Green 1TB Scientific Linux 6.3/Windoze7 22" Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW Corsair TX850 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eduardv View Post
Intel has already the technology and knowledge to build these chips...

For example Intel,has alerady a new tech that leaves this 1000 core processor in the dust,replacing electronic signals with Lightbeams...

Maybe if you go the latest facilities of Intel you will se how well advanced they are right now.
All nullified by their weak GMA garbage - where they can't seem to come up with the technology required to put a measly 256KB of memory on their fake video.

Intel is also excellent at showing what they "can do" in some lab - but they fail to actually bring any of it out. Like, they claim to have USB 3.0 - but it is still not available. And Sandy Bridge, for all of the hype, it's just a cheezy, obsolete Core i series reheat - and has weak clock speeds just to make it look even sadder...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hardware News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [PC World]1000-Core Processor Eats Quad-Core CPUs For Lunch