[Beowulf] DARPA issues 20 MUSD grant to nVidia to go from 1 GFLOPS/Watt to 75 GFLOPS/Watt

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Mon Dec 17 09:27:07 PST 2012


That could be a notional 1 GFLOP/Watt in a fielded system.  The original documents for PERFECT are probably a year or two old by now.. but what DARPA is looking for is a nearly 2 order of magnitude improvement...  Whether they started at 1 or 1.4 or 6 really doesn't make much difference to what they're looking for.

In any case, it's a long way from a manufacturer's cut sheet to a system installed in a tank bouncing through the woods..


Jim Lux

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From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Vincent Diepeveen
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2012 5:50 AM
To: Eugen Leitl
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Subject: Re: [Beowulf] DARPA issues 20 MUSD grant to nVidia to go from 1 GFLOPS/Watt to 75 GFLOPS/Watt

"todays 1 gflop/watt" ?

The K20X delivers 1.4 Tflop nearly.
If i google it's 235 watt TDP.

1.4 Tflop / 235 =  6 gflops/watt

On Dec 17, 2012, at 2:21 PM, Eugen Leitl wrote:

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> http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/darpa-awards-20m-nvidia-
> stretch-achilles-heel-advanced-computing-power
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