In the HPC world, we tend to pay attention to the hottest server chips as they hit the market. But as I’m learning from the Exascale Report, much lower chip power requirements are needed for the industry to reach the next computing milestone of sustained Exaflops.
This week AMD’s John Taylor blogged on some very interesting low-power Fusion chips that the company demonstrated at the IFA computer electronics show in Berlin. Drawing as little as 9 watts, this Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) combines low-power “Bobcat” x86 cores with AMD Radeon discrete GPUs.
Taylor cites expected availability for this APU platform to be Q1 2011. Read the full post here.