[Beowulf] Teraflop chip hints at the future

Paul Jackson pj at sgi.com
Mon Feb 12 21:11:41 PST 2007

The most useful article I've found on Intel's teraflop chip is
on Anandtech:

    The Era of Tera: Intel Reveals more about 80-core CPU

That article says:

    Although the chip itself is capable of processing over one trillion
    floating point operations per second, don't be fooled by the numbers;
    these aren't 128-bit FP operations but rather single-precision FP
    operations. Each tile features two fully pipelined 32-bit floating
    point multiple-accumulator (FPMAC) units. There are no other execution
    units on each tile, so all arithmetic operations must be carried out
    through these FPMACs. 

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