A Petaflop machine in 20 racks?

Daniel Kidger Daniel.Kidger at quadrics.com
Fri Oct 24 12:09:31 EDT 2003


> I asked ClearSpeed what is the width of the floating point units
> and today I received a reply.
> The floating point units in the CS301 are 32 bits wide.

Dont forget that www.clearspeed.com used to be www.pixelfusion.com
Their target market at the time was massively parallel SIMD PCI based
graphics engines.

So that is most likely why they use only 32bit floats.


Yours,
Daniel.
(and yes Clearspeed are based in Bristol,UK but are nothing to do with us.)

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