Linked by David Adams on Wed 16th Nov 2011 18:54 UTC, submitted by rohan_p
Intel Intel is drumming up support for its latest 50-core Knights Corner and Xeon E5 server chips, which are key elements in the company's plans to scale performance while reducing power consumption moving toward an exascale supercomputer by 2018.
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by fran on Wed 16th Nov 2011 21:35 UTC
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The high end cpu's is behind the GPU's.
The HD6970 already push out 2.7 terraflops and the GTX590 not far behind. Double that amount in Crossfire and SLi. So this kind of power is already commercially availably.
But it does require optimised software; consumes more power than the cpu's and does take up about 30cm of your case though so it's not a fair comparison.

Edited 2011-11-16 21:46 UTC

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