[Beowulf] amd buys seamicro
hahn at mcmaster.ca
Wed Feb 29 22:16:49 PST 2012
this is interesting. most of the coverage seems to interpret this as
using opterons (which makes some sense, given the direction bulldozer
is going, towards lots of space/power-effective cores.)
but here's another prospect: a box with lots of APU chips that max out
GPU density. lotsa gflops/watt, very compact...
seamicro says their interconnect is special, low-lat, high-bw,
but it sounds like an onboard 10Gb chip to me. calxeda's onboard
distributed switch might be more interesting.
regards, mark hahn.
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