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Forum: CPUs 07-19-2016, 11:08 PM
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Posted By aaronspink
Historically most license deals of the type break...

Historically most license deals of the type break down as follows:

Upfront lump sum fee
Potentially per year lump sum "support" fee
Per chip % royalty, sometimes with a min floor, sometimes with...
Forum: CPUs 07-19-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,496
Posted By aaronspink
I actually think the opposite. The actual...

I actually think the opposite. The actual royalty rate being charged by ARM is a pitance, esp in the smartphone market. I could easily see softbank raising the fee $1-2 per chip (~120-240%...
Forum: GPUs 06-29-2016, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 266,179
Posted By aaronspink
If that was true everything wouldn't have...

If that was true everything wouldn't have craptastic useless LEDs everywhere.
Cases wouldn't increase noise, reduce structural integrity and increase price by putting useless windows in.
DIMMs...
Forum: GPUs 06-29-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 266,179
Posted By aaronspink
This is your monthly reminder that like 99.99999%...

This is your monthly reminder that like 99.99999% of the buying public doesn't care one bit about adaptive sync technologies... Other monitored related things the buying public doesn't generally...
Forum: GPUs 06-29-2016, 03:33 AM
Replies: 3,474
Views: 376,066
Posted By aaronspink
Game development isn't an overnight thing. ...

Game development isn't an overnight thing. Engines take multiple years to get working well. Then it takes multiple years to develop the assets for the engine. Then it takes multiple years to...
Forum: GPUs 06-29-2016, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3,474
Views: 376,066
Posted By aaronspink
And of course, in 2 years, most people who really...

And of course, in 2 years, most people who really care will have already upgraded or be looking to upgrade. That's the fundamental problem with targeting performance 2 years after release. And lets...
Forum: Article discussion 06-23-2016, 03:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,266
Posted By aaronspink
They may get some 60SM unicorns but those will be...

They may get some 60SM unicorns but those will be few and far between. Just like Intel may get some 76 KNL unicorns but likewise few and far between. In both cases the companies decided that...
Forum: Article discussion 06-23-2016, 02:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,266
Posted By aaronspink
GP100 is 56 cores. Like KNL, they use a subset...

GP100 is 56 cores. Like KNL, they use a subset of the total number of physical instantiations in order to boost effective yield. Haven't seen detail enough on the actual SM but I would assume P100...
Forum: Article discussion 06-23-2016, 01:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,266
Posted By aaronspink
You might want to check that again. For...

You might want to check that again. For instance, when Nvidia is actually trying to sell to informed users, they quite Cores as SMs. Same with AMD. They only roll out that core/SP nonsense for...
Forum: Article discussion 06-22-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,266
Posted By aaronspink
Eh? The 64B SIMD unit totally dwarfs everything...

Eh? The 64B SIMD unit totally dwarfs everything else. I don't think you fully comprehend how large 2 of them are together.

And no, the cores in Nvidia/AMD GPUs aren't hundreds of times small,...
Forum: Article discussion 06-22-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,266
Posted By aaronspink
Um, nope. That just means having a slightly less...

Um, nope. That just means having a slightly less bad restriction plate and being anchored to a 200-400w boat anchor.
Forum: CPUs 06-22-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,103
Posted By aaronspink
Bunch of bunk and BS. There are active systems...

Bunch of bunk and BS. There are active systems now that are delivering 2-4 GFLOPS/W. That alone says you don't need a gigawatt.




The CPU is going to be pretty ************ simple,...
Forum: Article discussion 06-21-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,266
Posted By aaronspink
Of course it is exaggerated a bit, that...

Of course it is exaggerated a bit, that marketing. But it sure beats rewrite your entire application and pray you get some actual speed up which is the GPGPU world.

Now any code that has run on...
Forum: Article discussion 06-21-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,266
Posted By aaronspink
You asked for support, well, as I said, pretty...

You asked for support, well, as I said, pretty much anything that supports MKL, or OpenMP, or MPI support KNL. The same can't be said of CUDA which requires explicit application support that the vast...
Forum: Article discussion 06-21-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,266
Posted By aaronspink
Anything that supports Intel KML which is a lot.

Anything that supports Intel KML which is a lot.
Forum: Article discussion 06-21-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,266
Posted By aaronspink
The model is that if you need strong cores, you...

The model is that if you need strong cores, you use nodes with strong cores. This is pretty easy to do with things like integrated 200-400 Gb/s networking.

And no, neither AMD nor Nvidia have...
Forum: Article discussion 06-21-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,266
Posted By aaronspink
Students/universities can and do pick up the...

Students/universities can and do pick up the entire Intel development environment for basically free.
Forum: Article discussion 06-21-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,266
Posted By aaronspink
KNL has significant software support from all the...

KNL has significant software support from all the major vendors. The software ecosystem for KNL is as robust as it is for normal Xeons which means there is no one even close. Nvidia already has...
Forum: CPUs 06-21-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,103
Posted By aaronspink
Only need about 200-225MW, don't need a new plant...

Only need about 200-225MW, don't need a new plant for that.

The majority of what Fujitsu is doing is around interconnect, the ISA in general doesn't matter too much as long as its not broken. ...
Forum: CPUs 06-20-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,103
Posted By aaronspink
Anyone that really really wants to can build an...

Anyone that really really wants to can build an exaflop right now. Its just a matter of cost. There are many countries that can afford it as well. An exaflop machine today would cost about 2-3B in...
Forum: Misc Technology 06-16-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 60,848
Posted By aaronspink
Eh? that's how it started out. And it makes...

Eh? that's how it started out. And it makes sense to do. 360/xbone have always run a stripped down version of windows as did the original.
Forum: CPUs 06-02-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 615,710
Posted By aaronspink
Lets just say that I've yet to hear of a process...

Lets just say that I've yet to hear of a process where the RLCs improved going down to the next shrink. All the advanced metalization techniques are just trying to make it less bad. So what...
Forum: CPUs 06-02-2016, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 615,710
Posted By aaronspink
Not really. Its not at all uncommon that...

Not really. Its not at all uncommon that critical paths can get worse on a shrink depending on where the time is going and how much effort has been putting into maintaining RLCs for the wire stack. ...
Forum: CPUs 06-02-2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 615,710
Posted By aaronspink
Pretty much, unless people are posting actual...

Pretty much, unless people are posting actual graphs with actual axis with you know, actual numbers, they are just regurgitating pure marketing BS and adding their own BS to it.
Forum: GPUs 05-31-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,226
Views: 266,179
Posted By aaronspink
I put that 1.25 closer to 1.75-2 from my...

I put that 1.25 closer to 1.75-2 from my estimating of that graph.
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