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    Wafer-scale computer with 40 GPUs proposed

    Simulations using such a computer sped calculations 19-fold, lowered power use.
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    Re: Wafer-scale computer with 40 GPUs proposed

    "But can it play Crysis?"... I'll get my coat now

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    Re: Wafer-scale computer with 40 GPUs proposed

    Cool idea. With cpus you can see already the next innovations are in improving the latency of interconnects and having chiplets as process shrinkage becomes harder. This is like the endgame. With it all being baked together would be good for ASICs, semi-custom solutions. Don't know how you'd cool the whole thing though

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    Re: Wafer-scale computer with 40 GPUs proposed

    So that GPU would have ray tracing or not? Cause if not they are useless really.

    Just ask Jensen.., that guy knows and he will tell you "This just doesn't work"

    I mean, imagine you are a soldier in some city battle. The bullets are just going all over the place. You are running to try to get better position (read hide better). But if that moment all that you can think of is the reflection of explosion in the eyes of random kid that just happens to be there? You can't if there is no RTX. So this project of "computer on waffles" is bound to fail.



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    Re: Wafer-scale computer with 40 GPUs proposed

    Quote Originally Posted by darcotech View Post
    So that GPU would have ray tracing or not? Cause if not they are useless really.

    Just ask Jensen.., that guy knows and he will tell you "This just doesn't work"

    I mean, imagine you are a soldier in some city battle. The bullets are just going all over the place. You are running to try to get better position (read hide better). But if that moment all that you can think of is the reflection of explosion in the eyes of random kid that just happens to be there? You can't if there is no RTX. So this project of "computer on waffles" is bound to fail.



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    You're quite right. This entire wafer could be used to calculate the rays for variation in reflection from the cornea with the distortion of the shape of the sclera a vitreous humor that occurs with the exploding child's head. This is where ray tracing really comes into its own and perfectly justifies a wafer sized computer with liquid nitrogen cooling to produce such important, game changing effects.

    Sod "can it play Crysis" - "can it RTX exploding eyeballs" is the question that needs to dominate the future of PC graphics.

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    Re: Wafer-scale computer with 40 GPUs proposed

    Quote Originally Posted by zaph0d View Post
    "But can it play Crysis?"... I'll get my coat now
    I guess that will be the one that can stop armour piercing rounds:-)

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    Re: Wafer-scale computer with 40 GPUs proposed

    Simple, you just have to pour a constant stream of liquid nitrogen onto it for cooling...

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    Re: Wafer-scale computer with 40 GPUs proposed

    What about power delivery, cooling, and external IO.
    https://www.hardocp.com/news/2019/02/06/buildzoid_analyzes_pcb_vrm_layout_amd_radeon_vii/

    A checker board of GPU & DRAM running lower frequencies but higher quantity is interesting. The University tech is experimental in a lab and no where near commercial.

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    Re: Wafer-scale computer with 40 GPUs proposed

    Quote Originally Posted by tygrus View Post
    The University tech is experimental in a lab and no where near commercial.
    It was when I was at University, decades ago. I suspect it still will be when my grandchildren are at university decades from now

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