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Researchers Create CPU With 1,000 Cores

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December 30, 2010 6:40:24 AM

cool story bro
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December 30, 2010 6:45:52 AM

1000 core fastest chip in the world ! maybe.. yes
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December 30, 2010 6:46:21 AM

overkill much?
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December 30, 2010 6:52:49 AM

When that particular 1,000 cores arrived we will never talk about overclocking anymore.
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December 30, 2010 6:53:56 AM

yeach we can not imagine, how much power needed ???
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December 30, 2010 6:56:34 AM

I tought an FPGA had higher leak current compared to a Application specific IC.If they can fit 1000 in a FPGA probably they could fit 1500 in a ASIC...

On http://opencores.org/project,or1k they have an opensource CPU for FPGA.
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December 30, 2010 7:02:51 AM

alhanelemoverkill much?

Not overkill at all. Just highly scalable. It's not because don't yet know what to do with it that it's too much. Plus if this chip ends up being really cheap with a low power consumption, you could have one in a smart phone and not have to upgrade for CPU power.

I have 800 stream processors in my HD4850. It's a nice step forward to have 1000 CPU cores in a chip.

But what I'm really looking forward to is AMD's fusion cores ;) 

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December 30, 2010 7:15:26 AM

They say it's power efficient.

Well, how efficient is it ?
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December 30, 2010 7:48:58 AM

Will today's software even utilize that much computing power?

Also, what about bottlenecks? i.e. ram and disk.
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December 30, 2010 8:10:36 AM

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FPGAs are not used within standard computers because they are fairly difficult to program

You can say that again! It took me a week to make one to display some text on a LCD screen (it was the first time I programmed a FPGA).

I knew that FPGAs are very flexible, but I never knew that they are so powerful.
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December 30, 2010 8:12:51 AM

No you normal software will not run this. Which is why it isn't mainstream. This is the type of stuff that's made for a certain job. And I'm sure who ever would use something like this would use the best ram, fastest hhd, etc..
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December 30, 2010 8:16:22 AM

I want an FPGA computer! but pre-programmed with windows please!
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December 30, 2010 8:35:04 AM

Sounds like a job for Intel and AMD
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December 30, 2010 9:31:49 AM

AWESOME..............
errrrrrrrr, do we get to keep the engineering sample??
I want one that for sure, just the thought of having a 1000 cores makes me think faster , I really wouldn't be worried if it was really slow.... even if apps weren't able to use the 996 cores I wouldn't care less.... this is a just gotta have kinda thing....
AWESOME once again......
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December 30, 2010 10:27:42 AM

That's nice. Will it play Crysis?
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December 30, 2010 10:31:53 AM

dEAneWhen that particular 1,000 cores arrived we will never talk about overclocking anymore.


You know thats a lie. :p 
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December 30, 2010 11:02:02 AM

programers are having a hard enough time threading within 2 3 or even 4 cores... writing a program to utilise this chip to its fullest has got to be difficult to say the least
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December 30, 2010 11:02:58 AM

The number of cores alone does not mean too much. There were several concepts even 10 years ago. The maximum I know was 4096. The whole structure and programming possibilities are far more important.
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December 30, 2010 11:20:50 AM

FPGAs are programmable at the hardware level. Thats why they are very flexible.We can even change half of these CPU cores to GPU cores when we want to play games :D 
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December 30, 2010 11:44:19 AM

deadheadbob87That's nice. Will it play Crysis?

Boy, are you lucky that the plus one / minus one feature is broken.
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December 30, 2010 12:02:11 PM

deadheadbob87That's nice. Will it play Crysis?


Probably, but 1 milli-second after you click start, you've won the game...
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December 30, 2010 12:06:06 PM

looks like a gpu processor to me.
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December 30, 2010 12:24:28 PM

The applications to neural nets, pattern recognition, machine intelligence, etc. are potentially astounding. This is a piece of a robot brain.
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December 30, 2010 12:25:05 PM

I think they had servers or clusters in mind when they built this and not for home use.
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December 30, 2010 1:22:10 PM

deadheadbob87That's nice. Will it play Crysis?

NO!
NOTHING CAN RUN CRYSIS! NOT NOW OR EVER SO STOP ASKING!
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December 30, 2010 1:50:42 PM

Totally SWEET!!
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December 30, 2010 1:53:38 PM

Will probably be about 15 years before these types of cores are mainstream. Still very interesting.
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December 30, 2010 2:40:18 PM

If you SLI 500 GTX 580's with it, you could probably play 100 instances of Crysis at the same time!
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December 30, 2010 2:42:57 PM

Nice but creating many cores on a FPGA is not that hard. The real hard part of a so-many core system is the memory behind it: many small independent memories, a large one with caches (coherent or not), a mix of these, etc ...
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December 30, 2010 2:58:25 PM

Oddly enough Wayne Tech purchased a case of these and they were lost in shipping. In other news, Batman has not been Spotted in Weeks But cyber crime is down 90% for the month in Gotham.
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December 30, 2010 3:42:27 PM

Interesting research. Of course Apple could put a 1,000 core chip in a machine and this board would still bitch about them.
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December 30, 2010 4:04:02 PM

ohseusInteresting research. Of course Apple could put a 1,000 core chip in a machine and this board would still bitch about them.


By the time Apple puts a 1000 cores in a computer, others will be shipping with 2000 cores at half the price. But hey, at least the case will be shiny.
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December 30, 2010 4:51:28 PM

By the time this kind of processor has become mainstream (if ever), Crysis will be one of the free games included with your pre-paid cell phone from the convenience store... along with a Tetris demo. You'll be able to run it while your phone is multi-tasking in the background.
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December 30, 2010 5:54:45 PM

1000 core cpu and only 4 to 8 is in working. another 986 core is in sunday mode.
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December 30, 2010 6:53:11 PM

I don't want a 1000 cores I just want my i7 to run at 7GHz using the Intel stock cooler!!
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December 30, 2010 7:34:29 PM

Because no one has posted it yet... and it will undoubtedly be posted:

"...OVER 9000!"

But to the point, that is incredible, with that many cores its creeping on GPU territory. It would also be interesting to see a few 1k Core CPU's used to emulate parallel processing of a biological type (Like the human brain; a massively parallel processor)
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December 30, 2010 7:40:35 PM

and to all the crysis na-sayers, develop a sense of humor already, dang.
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December 31, 2010 12:47:45 AM

Will it play Metro 2033??
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December 31, 2010 1:11:55 AM

1,000 cores??? I have one question....how long before that thing becomes self-aware???
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December 31, 2010 3:01:35 AM

my harddrive was screw to death last night by my new 1000 core cpu.
1000 core cpu became self aware with a stupid ai.
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answer: 2000
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December 31, 2010 4:00:07 AM

Test comment, please rate however you want, just rate it.
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December 31, 2010 4:00:24 AM

Test comment, please rate however you want, just rate it.
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December 31, 2010 4:00:35 AM

Test comment, please rate however you want, just rate it.
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December 31, 2010 5:10:16 AM

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The ratings live again!
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December 31, 2010 5:47:57 AM

dEAneWhen that particular 1,000 cores arrived we will never talk about overclocking anymore.


depends - because apps for it will use 1000 threads, that 1mhz more x 1000 will give a fair jump overall etc for what it is

dark_lord69NO!NOTHING CAN RUN CRYSIS! NOT NOW OR EVER SO STOP ASKING!


it could emulate crysis...?

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December 31, 2010 11:42:14 AM

FloKidSounds like a job for Intel and AMD


maybe over the next 30 years

DXRickIf you SLI 500 GTX 580's with it, you could probably play 100 instances of Crysis at the same time!


Forget Crysis and try ray tracing man. If Crysis is slow on a machine like this. Kill the Engine programmer
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December 31, 2010 2:03:37 PM

"... their processing power is huge while their energy consumption is very small because they are so much quicker..."

Anyone else thinking of the upcoming Bulldozer?
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December 31, 2010 8:49:17 PM

But can it play crysis 2?
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December 31, 2010 9:53:17 PM

bin1127The ratings live again!

Not quite ;) 
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