1025 Cores In A Single IBM Kilocore1025
Fabless semiconductor startup Rapport has created an energy-efficient processor design featuring 1,024 eight-bit processing elements and a PowerPC core on a single chip, according to Power.org, an open community developing standards and applications around IBM's Power Architecture.
According to Power.org, the Kilocore1025, based on Rapport's Kilocore technology and Power Architecture, will process information at higher speeds and orders of magnitude lower power than existing processors. The companies involved say the Kilocore1025 will enable users to view streaming live and high-definition video on a low-power, mobile device at five to 10 times the speed of existing processors.
According to Power.org, IBM and Rapport collaboration is expected to bring "disruptive solutions" to the low-power computing marketplace. Rapport will be contributing software solutions as well as Kilocore technology, and IBM will provide engineering services, foundry and ASIC technologies, Power.org said.
Kilocore-based processors put hundreds or thousands of parallel processing elements together on small chips.
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