IBM once again dominated the competition in semiannual rankings of supercomputers, but the big news is what"s coming next year.
Big Blue is working on a computer nicknamed "Roadrunner" that will combine Cell processors, a family of chips found inside the PlayStation 3, and processors from Advanced Micro Devices.
Roadrunner, which will be delivered to the U.S. Department of Energy"s Los Alamos National Laboratory in summer 2008, will be capable of performing more than a quadrillion operations, or a petaflop, when it"s fully operational. IBM helped design and build the Cell chip and has been looking for ways to expand its commercial potential.
A computer that can churn a petaflop has been a longstanding goal for many manufacturers. IBM had the fastest computer on the Top500 Supercomputer Sites list, which was released Monday at the SC07 conference in Reno, Nev. The top machine, the Blue Gene/L supercomputer--located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory--is capable of 478.2 trillion operations, or 478.2 teraflops a second. Thus, Roadrunner will be twice as powerful.
The new version, developed through research led by Yi Cui, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, produces 10 times the amount of electricity of existing lithium-ion, known as Li-ion, batteries. A laptop that now runs on battery for two hours could operate for 20 hours, a boon to ocean-hopping business travelers.
The greatly expanded storage capacity could make Li-ion batteries attractive to electric car manufacturers. Cui suggested that they could also be used in homes or offices to store electricity generated by rooftop solar panels.
AT&T has claimed that, without investment, the Internet"s current network architecture will reach the limits of its capacity by 2010, due to the increasing amounts of video and user-generated content being uploaded.
"In three years" time, 20 typical households will generate more traffic than the entire Internet today," said AT&T vice president Jim Cicconi, and that a new wave of broadband traffic would increase 50-fold by 2015, driven by high-definition video, which is 7 to 10 times more bandwidth-hungry than typical video today.
He said that at least $55 billion worth of investment was needed in new infrastructure in the next three years in the U.S. alone, with the figure rising to $130 billion to improve the network worldwide.
ARM has announced that they’ll be bringing out a 2.5GHz quad-core Cortex A-15 processor core.
What everyone fails to realize is that smartphones will become the Netbook/Laptop replacement. When home the phone plugs into a dock that gives you Keyboard, Mouse and fixed storage of some kind. The HDMI out is passed through and hooked into a 20 something inch monitor. You unplug the phone from the dock whammo! You have a phone again with the documents and work you wanted saved to its’ 64GB card. Sounds a bit far fetched… it’s coming.
Moore’s law was created in the age of the desktop computer. Yes, that doesn’t mean it can’t apply to other forms of computing, but innovation in the mobile market is such that it’s likely to be far ahead of that curve. In reality, Intel use that rule to allow themselves to not push as hard as they used to.
There are already 6-core AMD desktop chips and it may well be 5 years before they reach laptops, but phones may well reach clock speeds and sufficient cores per chip to reach 10 gigahertz in the next 3 years, no one really knows. In the end, it’s possible, but it’s all down to what demand there is for that hardware, whether sufficiently-demanding applications are built and if handset makers want those chips. Chances are they won’t, so perhaps our phones won’t reach 10 gigahertz for a decade, but it’s possible they can if the manufacturers chose to make the chips.
Why would you think this chip is for a phone?
Oh, I’m sure the devices with this chip will be the same size as phones today, and they’ll be able to make phone calls and video calls and all that, but that’ll only be a tiny subset of their functions. Think an old mechanical rotary phone versus a Nexus One of iPhone 4, and then multiply the difference by about ten gazillion… that’ll be the difference between the phones of today and the phones running on these chips
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