The CPUs in Summit, the world’s new fastest supercomputer are built on 14nm FinFET-on-SOI technology. Yes, those IBM Power9 CPUs are fabbed by GlobalFoundries (you’ll also find them in the z14, the most recent in IBM’s z-series of servers – a series that’s been on various iterations of SOI since its launch in 2003, btw). […]
Kalray is considering an FD-SOI version of its family of programmable multicore processors, reports Peter Clarke of Electronics360 (see article here). Clarke says that Kalray’s director of solutions and software services told him that while they’re currently on 28nm bulk, they’ve had customer interest in an FD-SOI version of a planned 64-core chip for telecom, […]
IBM‘s SOI-based BlueGene/Q takes the top 5 spots on the latest “Green500” list of energy-efficient supercomputers.
The new 32nm SOI Bulldozer-based AMD Opteron™ Processors will power the National Science Foundation’s Blue Waters project. Per the TOP500 Supercomputers list, more than two million AMD Opteron cores power many of the world’s fastest supercomputers across 14 countries.
With performance, efficiency, and power optimization as top priorities, AMD’s innovative Bulldozer architecture is built on 32nm SOI. As of the Fall of 2011, AMD is shipping both client and server CPUs based on the new Bulldozer architecture. The first of the new APUs (CPU + GPU) incorporating Bulldozer modules will start shipping in 2012. […]