Archive for June, 2007

CPU Tech Acalis

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

CPU Tech has a new multicore device called Acalis that it describes as a Field Programmable Multicore Chip (FPCM).  It promises less than 4 Watts per GFLOP.

HPEC 2006

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Another site with some interesting multicore presentations, much of it defense oriented.   From September 2006 (I’ve only just come across it):  High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) 2006.

AMCC Dual PowerPC Core

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC) has announced it dual core PowerPC device, Titan.  It runs at 2 GHz and consumes approximately 5 Watts:  AMCC Announces Titan: 2 GHz Power Architecture Processor for Embedded Applications

ARC buys Tenison for simulation capability

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

After their purchase of Teja Technologies, Arc International is buying Tenison, the simulation company in the UK:  ARC buys Tenison for simulation capability

IEEE Computer Multicore Issue

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

The June 2007 IEEE Computer has a cover story on multicore.  There are only two multicore articles, but the article titled “An Open Source Environment for Cell Broadband Engine System Software” is a must for those interested in tools for the Cell BE.

NVIDIA Tesla

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

NVIDIA has announced its Tesla GPU.  It features 128 processors and is squarely targeting non-graphics applications.  The press release is available through HPC Wire:  NVIDIA Announces Tesla GPU Line for HPC Market

Games Flourish In A Parallel Universe

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

The new issue of Electronic Design magazine (06.21.07) has an article on multicore in gaming.  It focuses on the Cell BE in the PS3 and the 3-core PowerPC in the X-Box360:  Games Flourish In A Parallel Universe

Motorola ATCA blade taps Cavium multicore processor

Friday, June 15th, 2007

From EE Times (via Embedded.com):  Motorola ATCA blade taps Cavium multicore processor

Google Acquires Multicore Programming Startup PeakStream

Friday, June 15th, 2007

From Information Week (via Embedded.com): Google Acquires Multicore Programming Startup PeakStream

ARC buys Teja to speed multicore development

Friday, June 15th, 2007

From the 4/2/2007 EE Times Europe:

ARC buys Teja to speed multicore development