Tera-Scale


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Tera-Scale

An Intel research project for the development of future CPU chips that contain as many as 100 cores. Tera-Scale refers to the resulting teraFLOPS speeds of such chips and the terabytes of data they are capable of processing. A major design goal is an architecture that supports huge amounts of data processed in parallel. See Larrabee and teraFLOPS.
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However, the company's Tera-scale research is instrumental in investigating new innovations in individual or specialized processor or core functions, the types of chip-to-chip and chip-to-computer interconnects required to best move data and, most importantly, how software will need to be designed to best leverage multiple processor cores.
The keynote addresses cover programming a massively parallel processor, and the parallel programming environment as a key to translating tera-scale platforms into a big success.
The single, 80-core chip, not much larger than the size of a fingernail, is part of Intel's "tera-scale computing" research aimed at delivering teraflops -- or trillions of calculations per second --performance for future PCs and servers.
A new, end-to-end data warehousing solution which will enable large enterprises to cost-effectively analyse tera-scale data has been launched by Leading Edge.
Now we have one company integrating and creating the system memory interconnect, another providing the processing elements, and the open-source community providing a substantial part of the system software," said Bob Ciotti, lead for the Tera-scale Application Group at NASA Ames.
Netezza Corporation, Framingham, Mass., has announced that Vibrant Solutions, a leading provider of Cost and Revenue Management solutions, has purchased the Netezza Performance Server (NPS) 8100 -- the world's first purpose-built, tera-scale data appliance for Fortune 1000 companies and other data-intensive organizations that need faster, more sophisticated Business Intelligence (BI).