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How about a 1,000-core chip for our Simulators

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It's an FPGA chipset for field controls and data collections. Not intended for PC programs.

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You are probably right.

But what amazes me is how far technology has come. (In a very short ~40 years)

 

My first PC had a single core Intel 8066 chip, running at 5-6 MHz.

This one potentially has 1,000 cores; each capable of running at 178 GHz.

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It's an FPGA chipset for field controls and data collections. Not intended for PC programs.

This is not totally correct.  The article states that prior efforts had used an FPGA, but not so with this chip.   Though you are right about not for PCs.  Nice to see that they are working on the software compiler technology to exploit its capabilities too.  This sort of stuff is the harbinger of our future: making nearly everything "intelligent". 

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I wonder who will be the first one to tweak the affinity mask.

 

FSX was designed to run up to

unfortunately (according to Phil Taylor from MS). Watch the whole video if you want.  

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Quote from NickN's bible:

 

#2 - Multicore and FSX: Although it is a fact that FSX will use up to 256 physical cores (if available) there is a diminishing return on investment past 6 cores. That is the part the MS marketing engine left out when it was announced how many cores FSX would run on.

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Now you know how the govt can monitor every phone call....put them down for 1000....nevermind DARPA already had something better for 5 years.

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LOL and still it will not run P3D smoothly with all the sliders to the right and heavy clouds!! :crazy:

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I'd rather have a 10 ghz quad core...

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Quote from NickN's bible:

 

#2 - Multicore and FSX: Although it is a fact that FSX will use up to 256 physical cores (if available) there is a diminishing return on investment past 6 cores. That is the part the MS marketing engine left out when it was announced how many cores FSX would run on.

 

It's puffery. 

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each capable of running at 178 GHz.

 

I was shocking when I read this, but apparently you missed a decimal.

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one day hopefuly we would have sim that can use all the newer hardware ...

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It's an FPGA chipset for field controls and data collections. Not intended for PC programs.

No the story says the University of Glascow and Massachusetts chip design was a FPGA not this one from Univ of California.

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I need the affinity mask for cores 1-999! Leaving core 0 for the OS.  :lol:

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