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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Not the point
by ShadesFox on Thu 17th Nov 2011 01:43 UTC
ShadesFox
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2006-10-01

PCI-E is still dog slow. This is very hard to get excited about.

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RE: Not the point
by Kivada on Thu 17th Nov 2011 16:37 in reply to "Not the point"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

PCIe 3 is slated to come around with the next generation of GPUs (HD7000/GTX600) and mobo chipsets.

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/PCI_Express#PCI_Expre...

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RE: Not the point
by tylerdurden on Thu 17th Nov 2011 21:07 in reply to "Not the point"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Your life must be so exciting then...

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RE: Not the point
by gilboa on Fri 18th Nov 2011 14:25 in reply to "Not the point"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

Huh?
Compared to what exactly?
Which application do you use that manages to saturate a PCI-E 2.0 16x link running at ~16GBps FD *? (Let alone a soon to be released ~32GBps PCI-E 3.0 16x link)

- Gilboa
* Keep in mind that a *single* PCI-E 2.0 8x slot can handle a dual 10GbE link at full duplex without breaking a sweat.

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