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January 13, 2012

Nvidia Details Projections and plans for Echelon Exascale Supercomputer for 2018

46 page presentation by Nvidia's head of architecture Keckler

Nvidia estimates to be able to run processors at a mild 2.5GHz frequency on a 10nm high-performance node, or 2GHz in the low-power version, and is aiming at 4x power savings over current 40nm designs.

Nvidia’s preferred foundry partner’s TSMC has previously announced that 10nm would be possible in the 2017/2018 time frame.

They describe what is needed to get to 2 petaflops per cabinet and using 38 kilowatts. They outline 500 cabinets deliver an exaflop and using 19 megawatts.









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