] At this level of performance, the PC would qualify as one
] of the 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world.
U:Looked up details on this because abaddon was calling bullshit on their numbers. Its 64 simple processors in an array, with 128k of (near) registers, all on one chip. Basically instead of using gate-space for branch prediction logic they are using it for ALUs. Its a good idea for specific applications which stand to benefit from this sort of optimization as opposed to what they do in your general purpose machines. Its not really the same as having a supercomputer in that these little processor elements are not as powerful as the P4s in your Beowolf Cluster by a very long shot. Thats not to say it isn't useful for problems in that space.
I'm still waiting to see someone provide an FPGA as a co-processor which can be used for optimized gate logic implementations of your problem that get swapped in and out like a virtual memory system. It will come someday.
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