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Many-core and InfiniBand: Making Your Own CPUs Gives You Independence

The headline sounds like the obvious thing: of course, if you can make your own CPUs for your projects, then you don’t have to rely on CPU manufacturers. “But wait”, you would ask, “Aren’t CPU design and manufacture very expensive?” … Continue reading

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System-on-Wafer: Integrated Circuit Packaging Considered Harmful

Silicon wafers contain enormous numbers of microprocessors. For example, a typical 300 mm wafer, as used by Intel, can contain about 130 dies of Intel Core i7 “Sandy Bridge-E” CPUs (use the formula, Luke, and substitute S=435 mm² for a … Continue reading

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Marrying NVIDIA Tesla and InfiniBand?

My friend is working on a research project dedicated to many-core architectures, such as NVIDIA’s GPUs or Intel’s Xeon Phi, that have lots of simple cores best suited to straightforward computations. Sometimes those cores need to communicate with their neighbours … Continue reading

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