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Fujitsu rolls out Venus, world's fastest processor
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Quote:Look out, Intel. Fujitsu just unleashed the fastest processor in the world, a startling 2.5 times quicker than Intel's speediest chip. Supercomputer users will love "Venus," the eight core processor that's capable of 128 billion computations per second.

What all those numbers mean? While its 45-nanometer architecture doesn't pack its components together as tightly as Intel's latest 32-nanometer configuration, it accomplishes that world-record blistering speed while sipping one third the power of Intel's flagship chip.

Alas, this monster processor is not for you and me — it's destined for enormously expensive supercomputers doing high-end research, and won't see practical application for "several years." But its power and design gives us a sneak preview into what's possible, and hints at Intel's next move to answer Fujitsu's slam-dunk.

http://dvice.com/archives/2009/05/fujitsu-rolls-o.php
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Quote: Fujitsu just unleashed the fastest processor in the world, a startling 2.5 times quicker than Intel's speediest chip.

This is a great example of what I have against the media(world of journalism). This genius is comparing a specialty chip, by one manufacter, with that of a production chip of another. And since he/she did not bother to state that he/she was including Intel's fasted "R&D" chip, you can bet that it was not part of the equation.

And to say that it is more advanced, when it is larger, is a great indication that it really isn't all that advanced. Soooo, I wonder what Intel REALLY has there, which is not for public consumption?

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Multiplying cores is only a more effective way to connect several processor toghether.
more effective than linking them with ribbon cables for example.

It's still 16 GHz per core. Not too shabby.
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