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

Reader Comments
# Brad Fitzpatrick said:

Details, link?

on October 7, 2004 02:40 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Sorry, Brad. This is nearly real-time, so I can't dig up extra info until later. But maybe someone else can?

on October 7, 2004 02:59 PM
# Doug L. said:

Is April 2006 "later" enough? Rapport has signed an agreement with IBM ... points to a NYT article about it, by John Markoff.

on April 4, 2006 02:35 PM
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