[Beowulf] Berkeley View: A future in Parallel Programming?

Greg Lindahl greg.lindahl at qlogic.com
Sat Mar 17 18:20:15 EDT 2007


On Sat, Mar 17, 2007 at 05:57:49PM -0400, Kyle Spaans wrote:

> Just so that I'm clear on the wording:
> Multicore: Today's dual and quad cores.
> Manycore: many, many more cores per die [like Intel's recent prototype]
> 
> If that is true, where does the Cell BE fit? Multi or Many?

The Cell BE isn't an SMP chip, and neither is Intel's prototype. So
I'd class it as Many.

You don't have to change much to take advantage of Multi. Many is
very different.

-- g

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