China’s massive system runs real applications and is ‘not just a stunt machine,’ says top U.S. supercomputing researcher.China on Monday revealed its latest supercomputer, a monolithic system with 10.65 million compute cores built entirely with Chinese microprocessors. 26 more words
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A microchip containing 1,000 independent programmable processors has been designed by a team at the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The energy-efficient “KiloCore” chip has a maximum computation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second and contains 621 million transistors. 331 more words
Beyond Moore’s Law: Vacuum Tubes?
By Shlomo Maital
Sometimes, you can innovate by going back to the future. Take, for instance, the transistor. They are getting ever smaller, and more and more of them are packed into a microprocessor. 337 more words
Before the word “hacker” had a negative connotation, it referred to an individual who believed in continuously improving both physical and logical computing systems. This persona is the focus of… 1,090 more words