[Beowulf] Chinese Chip Wins Energy-Efficiency Crown

Prentice Bisbal prentice at ias.edu
Wed May 4 06:50:50 PDT 2011

On 05/04/2011 06:39 AM, Christopher Bergström wrote:
> On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 5:33 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
>> http://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/processors/chinese-chip-wins-energyefficiency-crown?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IeeeSpectrum+%28IEEE+Spectrum%29&utm_content=Bloglines
>> Chinese Chip Wins Energy-Efficiency Crown
>> Though slower than competitors, the energy-saving Godson-3B is destined
>> for the next Chinese supercomputer
>> By Joseph Calamia  /  May 2011
>> The Dawning 6000 supercomputer, which Chinese researchers expect to unveil in
>> the third quarter of 2011, will have something quite different under its
>> hood. Unlike its forerunners, which employed American-born chips, this
>> machine will harness the country's homegrown high-end processor, the
>> Godson-3B. With a peak frequency of 1.05 gigahertz, the Godson is slower than
>> its competitors' wares, at least one of which operates at more than 5 GHz,
>> but the chip still turns heads with its record-breaking energy efficiency. It
>> can execute 128 billion floating-point operations per second using just 40
>> watts—double or more the performance per watt of competitors.
> *cough*
> Wow.. they've brought SiCortex back to life...

Oh, snap!


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