Saw an interesting article over at
INQ
regarding a CPU architecture can be morphed into different forms to suit the
different demands of the applications. Dubbed MONARCH (Morphable Networked
Micro-Architecture) and developed to address the large data volume of sensor
systems as well as their signal and data processing throughput requirements, it
is the most adaptable processor ever built for the Department of Defense,
reducing the number of processor types required.

It performs as a single system on a chip, resulting in a significant
reduction of the number of processors required for computing systems, and it
performs in an array of chips for teraflop throughput. In addition to the
ability to adapt its architecture for a particular objective, the MONARCH
computer is also believed to be the most power- efficient processor available.
"In laboratory testing MONARCH outperformed the Intel quad-core Xeon chip by a
factor of 10," said Michael Vahey, the principal investigator for the company’s
MONARCH technology.

Saw an interesting article over at
INQ
regarding a CPU architecture can be morphed into different forms to suit the
different demands of the applications. Dubbed MONARCH (Morphable Networked
Micro-Architecture) and developed to address the large data volume of sensor
systems as well as their signal and data processing throughput requirements, it
is the most adaptable processor ever built for the Department of Defense,
reducing the number of processor types required.

It performs as a single system on a chip, resulting in a significant
reduction of the number of processors required for computing systems, and it
performs in an array of chips for teraflop throughput. In addition to the
ability to adapt its architecture for a particular objective, the MONARCH
computer is also believed to be the most power- efficient processor available.
“In laboratory testing MONARCH outperformed the Intel quad-core Xeon chip by a
factor of 10,” said Michael Vahey, the principal investigator for the company’s
MONARCH technology.