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    Wafer scale Cerebras CS-1 flexes its muscles in scientific tasks

    The single 462cm2 chip is 200x faster than the NETL Joule 2.0 (84k core) supercomputer.
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    Re: Wafer scale Cerebras CS-1 flexes its muscles in scientific tasks

    200x faster or more because the processors are next to each other (like the neuro links of a human brain) thus magnitudes less latency unlike ordinary supercomputers which have several cabinets placed a metre or more from each other.

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    Re: Wafer scale Cerebras CS-1 flexes its muscles in scientific tasks

    Yeah, but this Sh!t must be expensive! A wafer-wide chip can't possibly hope to achieve good yields. It's probably also being made on older, more mature process nodes. It is certainly impressive and a true feat of engeneering but I'm not sure it's actually practical. Plus cooling this large surface area is certainly a great task! Imagine how hard it must be to couple a cooling solution to a fragile silicon crystal this large without cracking it.

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    Re: Wafer scale Cerebras CS-1 flexes its muscles in scientific tasks

    Quote Originally Posted by meuvoy View Post
    Yeah, but this Sh!t must be expensive! A wafer-wide chip can't possibly hope to achieve good yields. It's probably also being made on older, more mature process nodes. It is certainly impressive and a true feat of engeneering but I'm not sure it's actually practical. Plus cooling this large surface area is certainly a great task! Imagine how hard it must be to couple a cooling solution to a fragile silicon crystal this large without cracking it.
    https://www.anandtech.com/show/15838...mputing-center
    This was enabled through breakthrough techniques in cross-reticle patterning, but with the level of redundancy built into the design, ensured a yield of 100%, every time.
    I also thought the yields would be an issue, unless they included redundancies. Which they have.

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