[Beowulf] Re: Pretty High Performance Computing

Bruno Coutinho coutinho at dcc.ufmg.br
Thu Sep 25 05:48:52 PDT 2008


2008/9/24 Vincent Diepeveen <diep at xs4all.nl>

>
>
> In HPC there is however 1 thing i really miss. I'm convinced it exists, a
> kind of GPU type cpu, with a  lot of memory controllers
> attached, that's doing calculations in double precision. A smal team of 5
> persons can build it and clock is oh 300-350Mhz or so?
>
>
It exists and is called Niagara 2:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UltraSPARC_T2
http://www.opensparc.net/pubs/preszo/07/n2isscc.pdf

Benchmark:
http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/%7Esamw/research/papers/ipdps08.pdf
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