FPGA coming around the corner
Fri Jan 7 03:41:14 CET 2011
A very interesting article... and all the more interesting because it
lines up with Joe's predictions.
> “FPGAs are not used within standard computers because they are fairly
> difficult to program, but their processing power is huge while their
> energy consumption is very small because they are so much quicker, so
> they are also a greener option,” said researcher Dr. Wim
> While most computers sold today now contain more than one processing
> core, which allows them to carry out different processes
> simultaneously, traditional multi-core processors must share access
> to one memory source, which slows the system down. The scientists in
> this research were able to make the processor faster by giving each
> core a certain amount of dedicated memory.
If the time is to come, then surely this is the *right time* for the
Erlang/OTP 'product' to step up and meet the challenges and mindset that
bind us daily owing to the chosen OO style forced onto us by C++/Java.
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