[erlang-questions] 1000 cores on a chip

Banibrata Dutta <>
Fri Jan 7 04:30:07 CET 2011

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 2:38 PM, Arie van Wingerden <>wrote:

> Hi,
> maybe off topic, but interesting still!
> A 1000 core chip:
> http://www.kurzweilai.net/scientists-squeeze-more-than-1000-cores-onto-computer-chip
> Regards,
>    Arie


However, those many cores in GPU world isn't new. CUDA has shown that to us
for a while. People are making use of GPU for general computation
increasingly, and a while back had come accross a startup that was using the
extreme parallelism (in a box) by CUDA for video analytics and video
encoding/decoding. Not sure how well FPGA's really fare w.r.t. power
consumption in such setups, but the CUDA GPU units do consume a good bit of
power.. and generate good bit of heat.

Since this post was made on Erlang forum, wondering if someone here can shed
some light on how well such developments might aid/impact Erlang based
projects... especially from the extreme GPU parallelism standpoint and
leveraging those for generic algorithmic computation ? Is someone aware of
some such projects already ?


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