Saturday, 19 November 2011

Intel shows off its Knights Corner one teraflop chip

 

Intel shows off its Knights Corner one teraflop chip

Rajeeb Hazra with Knights Corner chip

Intel's Rajeeb Hazra showed off the new super-chip in a basement of a cafe in Seattle Intel has developed an accelerator chip capable of running at speeds of one teraflop, equal to one trillion calculations per second.  The firm showed off the chip, dubbed Knights Corner, on a test machine at a supercomputing conference in Seattle.

Computer power on this scale is used to solve a range of problems in fields such as weather forecasting, molecular modelling and car crash simulations.  The chip pits Intel against rival add-on processors from Nvidia and AMD.

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