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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RE: trail gpu's
by Neolander on Wed 16th Nov 2011 21:58 UTC in reply to "trail gpu's"
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Well, if their C++ compiler holds up to its promises and if they were able at some point to put this thing inside desktop/server CPUs, with the amount of standardization and open documentation that current CPUs get, this could mean an amount of computational power that's comparable to a GPU, but without having to deal with buggy and non-standard drivers + silly GPU-specific APIs.

The impact could be huge. But that's a lot of ifs.

Edited 2011-11-16 22:01 UTC

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