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Radio Free HPC Looks at What Chip Architectures Need to Succeed

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radioIn this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team welcomes Shahin Khan from OrionX to a discussion on chip architectures for HPC.

“More and more new alternative architectures were in evidence at ISC in Germany this year, but what does it take for a chip architecture to be a winner? Looking back, chips like DEC Alpha had many advantages over the competition, but it did not survive.”

Henry contends that a viable chip architecture needs a memory controller that has the muster to keep up with new technology trends. Rich thinks it isn’t about computation so much anymore and that survival is all about the viability of the chip’s ecosystem.

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