Clearspeed upcoming chip, CSX600 code-named Avebury contains 96 separate internal units tuned for doing particular types of math problems. The CSX600 is designed as a co-processor for accelerating PC’s, workstations, servers, clusters, and blades eg. Intel or AMD based. Initial applications are expected to be in life sciences, financial modeling, geophysical computation, scientific computing, military and aviation among others. Avebury runs at 250MHz and coasts on 5 watts. But with its 96 processing cores, it can churn 50 billion floating point operations (math problems that involve a decimal point) per second. If a single processing element burns out or fails to work, the remaining 95 will continue to function. Samples of Avebury now exist. CSX-600 will come out in the first quarter of 2005. A workstation that contains a dual-Avebury card will likely cost around $ 50,000.

Clearspeed upcoming chip, CSX600 code-named Avebury contains 96 separate
internal units tuned for doing particular types of math problems. The CSX600 is
designed as a co-processor for accelerating PC’s, workstations, servers,
clusters, and blades eg. Intel or AMD based. Initial applications are expected
to be in life sciences, financial modeling, geophysical computation, scientific
computing, military and aviation among others. Avebury runs at 250MHz and coasts
on 5 watts. But with its 96 processing cores, it can churn 50 billion floating
point operations (math problems that involve a decimal point) per second. If a
single processing element burns out or fails to work, the remaining 95 will
continue to function. Samples of Avebury now exist. CSX-600 will come out in the
first quarter of 2005. A workstation that contains a dual-Avebury card will
likely cost around $ 50,000.

Technical Summary

50 GFLOPS 32/64-bit, 25 GMACS 16-bit fixed point
96 Gbytes/s bandwidth to on-chip memory
11 Gbyte/s off-chip bandwidth
64-bit flat address space, 48-bit physical
Gluelessly daisy-chain multiple devices for higher performance
Programmed in C with a familiar, simple programming model
5W typical power