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    Cerebras Systems reveals world's largest computer chip

    The Wafer Scale Engine, slightly larger than a standard iPad, is designed for AI compute.
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    Re: Cerebras Systems reveals world's largest computer chip

    This thing is a beast, estimated power consumption 15kW!

    I'm really interested in how they're doing the power delivery and the cooling. I expect they'll have to do a cooling plate that they change local cooling zones because some parts of the wafer will heat up more than others. Or they will just cool the whole thing with giant plate with channels.

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    Re: Cerebras Systems reveals world's largest computer chip

    But will it run Crysis...?

    (Sorry, just showing my age - I'm fairly sure my phone would run Crysis pretty capably).
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    Re: Cerebras Systems reveals world's largest computer chip

    that thing will get so hot

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    Re: Cerebras Systems reveals world's largest computer chip

    A wafer scale chip, something I have pondered over since my teenage years is actually happening, very interesting!

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    Re: Cerebras Systems reveals world's largest computer chip

    Quote Originally Posted by Salazaar View Post
    But will it run Crysis...?
    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    I'm really interested in how they're doing the power delivery and the cooling. I expect they'll have to do a cooling plate that they change local cooling zones because some parts of the wafer will heat up more than others. Or they will just cool the whole thing with giant plate with channels.
    The cooling will be so good (and as such will have to have so much RGB) that it'll be able to run Crysis ON the RGB.

    I wonder if the power consumption accounts for the cooling solution... or maybe save some money and go to Iceland and just bury your chip in a glacier. Then use the volume of melting ice to turn a water wheel which powers the chip. You may cause the next environmental catastrophe but you'll mine some serious bitcoins in the meantime.

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    Re: Cerebras Systems reveals world's largest computer chip

    Give it 20 years and these computers will be the size of a house.

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    Re: Cerebras Systems reveals world's largest computer chip

    Amazing technology. And to think, they need only put 25,000 of these in a stack to get the same number of cores as a human brain has neurons! Human-level intelligence must surely only be a mere couple of decades away!!

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    Re: Cerebras Systems reveals world's largest computer chip

    Lots of broken images on the site tonight
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    Re: Cerebras Systems reveals world's largest computer chip

    I'm surprised it isn't circular, to use all the die area

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    This thing is a beast, estimated power consumption 15kW!

    I'm really interested in how they're doing the power delivery and the cooling. I expect they'll have to do a cooling plate that they change local cooling zones because some parts of the wafer will heat up more than others. Or they will just cool the whole thing with giant plate with channels.
    A nice copper heatspreader between the chip and the cooler should handle that. I suspect they'll have to use water cooling, the heatpipe routing to cool this with a fin stack would be mental.

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