Get ready my friends. We’re heading into the middle of the desert, we’re diving to the bottom of the sea, and we’re even going all the way into space. Why? Because we can. Because we have the right enclosure for our next electronic design. A lot of you out there are developing designs that need to go into the harshest of environments, … Read More → "99 Problems but IO Ain’t One"
“If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy.” — Donald Knuth
Q: When is a cache not a cache?
A: When it’s a Memory Request Optimizer.
If that sounds tautological (aren’t all caches memory-request optimizers?), then you haven’t talked to Performance-IP, a small startup in the Boston area. P-IP has a Read More → "The Persistence of Memory"
“The more storage you have, the more stuff you accumulate.” — Alexis Stewart
Something seems very wrong about this whole idea.
There I was, minding my own business, reading about new web services, and it was all about data containers, docking, network interfaces, transport, routing, and other sorts of esoteric new technologies. And then it mentioned that the “data container” was 45 feet long and … Read More → "What’s the Bandwidth of a FedEx Truck?"
“As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.” – Carl Jung
You want the short version? Some future ARM processors will support 8-CPU clusters.
You want the longer version? “This redefines multicore. Designed from the ground up. Massive system performance uplift. 10x faster. 50x faster. Architecture for total computing. An industry inflection point. Accelerates AI adoption. Safer autonomous systems. For all markets … Read More → "DynamIQ Tension"
It’s clear that programmable logic and FPGA technology will capture an increasing share of the value in conventional and cloud data-center deployments. While FPGAs have always been used in connectivity and storage, there is an ever-building push to have high-end FPGAs take over a crucial role in computation as well. FPGAs pack a potent combination of massive computational throughput, low latency, and power efficiency that is … Read More → "Data Center Duel Deux"
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! This week’s episode of Fish Fry has absolutely nothing to do with Ireland or St. Patrick, but has everything to do with molecular robots programmed with DNA, general purpose computing on GPUs, and featherweight systems for unmanned aerial vehicles. We start things off with a closer look at the creation of a new amoeba-like molecular robot by a team of researchers in … Read More → "GPGPUs, Molecular Robots, and UAVs! Oh MY!"