Fujitsu supposedly announces fastest CPU of the world - Update
Recently Fujitsu announced a new CPU called Venus which is said to feature the best performance of all existing processors ever. The field of operation will mainly be super computers but a mainstream version might be possible as well.
Fujitsu seems to have finished the development of a new CPU for super computers. At the Fujitsu Forum 2009 the company introduced the new processor which supposedly features the best performance of the world.
The official technical identification is SPARC64 VIIIfx but it will probably be marketed as Venus. The transistor monster is said to be able to execute 128 billion calculations per second - this is more than twice as fast as Intel's market leader.
45 nanometer production, eight cores and an integrated memory controller on an only two square centimeters chip - clock and other details have not been revealed yet, however.
The demonstrated CPU is a prototype only and Fujitsu will need several years to find a reasonable field of operation for the CPU. According to Fujitsu Venus would be a very promising candidate for super computers which are used in branches of research such as astronomy, medicine and weather forecasts. Fujitsu even thinks about providing Venus for the mainstream market as well but this has to be verified first as pc.watch.impress.co.jp reports.
Update May 19, 2009
It is reported that the power consumption of the Fujitsu SPARC64 VIIIfx which has an IMC inside is only 35 Watt. This is 33 percent less than the Intel Itanium 2.
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