Fujitsu Develops World's Fastest Processor

"Codenamed Venus, the new supercomputer processor from Fujitsu is extremely fast and efficient."

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Fujitsu Develops World's Fastest ProcessorVenus
 
It looks like Intel are having a bad time at the moment, with the huge fine slapped on them by the European Commision and now this. Fujitsu has somehow manage to create Venus, a supercomputer CPU capable of performing a mouth watering 128 billion computations per second. I hope Intel have a box of tissues handy to dry their eyes because the chip from Fujitsu is 2.5 times faster than Intel's leading offering.
 
The CPU prototype is made using  the latest 45nm process with a total of 8 physical cores. The CPU is also supposed to consume two thirds less power than the Intel equivalent. Fujitsu expect Practical Application of the Venus processor within several years, with one possible area of usage in research for new drugs. This marks the first time in 10 years for a Japanese company to hold the record for the fastest processor, something no doubt they will be extremely happy about.
 
 
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10-05-2009, 14:39:27

mrapoc
Well basically

Im on raid0 with two raptors atm

Its fast, I like it

But

How much faster is it compared to non Raid0

I say this as I am having to give up Ubuntu as I cant get it to work with Raid :(

10-05-2009, 16:56:28

DeMoB
Are there no linux raid drivers for your controller or something? :(

Dan

10-05-2009, 17:34:22

mrapoc
Well im using an onboard one

And ubuntu doesnt detect ANY partitions

and the guys on the forums said i have to use a complex program called fakeraid to partition...not worth it

but then again, is raid0 ?

10-05-2009, 17:42:33

DeMoB
I'd say that because you've got raptors, you're system will still feel nippy (due to the reduced latency vs regular drives), which you can argue is the main thing to have.

Boot time should be about the same due to being able to not have to initalise the array on startup.

Disk to disk transffers are going to slow down, installing programs and load times will also slow down, but I think with program loads, it'll not be a huge amount of difference either way.

The only time you might notice it is if you're doing a disk intensive operation that is doing lots of reading/writing (editing high res video comes to mind).

Dan

10-05-2009, 17:46:18

mrapoc
All i do tbh

is

Game
internet/email
music
films
download

and repeat xD

would it be a noticeable drop in performance? im on 128k sectors

10-05-2009, 18:10:26

DeMoB
Out of those the only disk intensive thing is gaming, and even then only thing you (might) notice is games will take a few seconds longer to load, but it will literally only be a couple of seconds.

Dan

10-05-2009, 18:11:32

mrapoc
grr so annoying having to choose between fast game loads or ubuntu!
love them both :( <3

i shall try without raid next setup

10-05-2009, 18:13:25

DeMoB
Odds are you wont really notice the difference in game load times, check out this review from anandtech I just found to back up all the crap i'm spewing off the top of my head :P
http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=2969&p=8

Dan
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