“Specialized meaningless has come to be regarded, in certain circles, as a kind of hallmark of true science.” Aldous Huxley, author (1894-1963).
Thursday, 27 January 2011
High speed Scots
Scientists at the University of Glasgow have created an ultra-fast 1,000-core computer processor. Using Field Programmable Gate Array chips the team have been able configure specific circuits to individual mini-circuits thus creating a 1000 core processor. The researchers then used the chip to process an algorithm which is central to the MPEG movie format (used in YouTube videos) at a speed of five gigabytes per second: around 20 times faster than current top-end desktop computers.