Chips with thousands of processors and how they're going to change the Web.
Demo of a football video and decryption. The Pentium 1.8GHz gets about 15 frames/sec. The new CPU runs far, far faster. It's getting 55 frames/sec because they slowed it down. At max speed it gets 260 frames/sec. It's running at 33MHz and saves a lot of power. It consumes 0.5 watt at that rate. The Pentium is consuming 75 watts.
The new chip is 10% of the physical size of the Pentium. At full power (2 watts) it does 30Gops/sec. It's a box with the CPU power of a cluster. A cluster with the power of a farm. Think about battery powered devices.
This makes security and encryption far, far cheaper.
See Also: My Web 2.0 post archive for coverage of all the other sessions I attended.
Posted by jzawodn at October 07, 2004 02:04 PM