Tokyo, July 17, 2009 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu and Japan's Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, known as RIKEN, today announced that RIKEN has decided to employ a new system configuration with a scalar processing
architecture for its next-generation supercomputer.
As these are special-purpose processors, they are often not well-suited for traditional, scalar processing
HSA members are building a heterogeneous compute ecosystem, rooted in industry standards, for combining scalar processing
on the CPU with parallel processing on the GPU while enabling high bandwidth access to memory and high application performance at low power consumption.
This technology utilizes a tile-based memory organization and controls multiple memory banks with super scalar processing
to efficiently manage complex MPEG memory transactions.
Each CM also includes fast SRAM and registers that are shared between the Scalar Processor and the Vector Processor to allow data formatting, scalar processing
, and vector processing to take place simultaneously.
The MPC7400 PowerPC microprocessor with AltiVec(TM) technology successfully integrates traditional scalar processing
with a fully independent vector-processing engine on a single, copper technology based chip.