Until recently, Kalray’s MPPA256 manycore processor was only available in the form of a card to be connected to a host system via a PCIe gen3 bus. It is now integrated into a very compact 15×12 cm form factor with an x86-compatible host CPU. This new card, called EMB01, is a real speed demon: with its 230 Gflops for a power draw of 5 to 10 W, it’s ideal for on-board systems requiring substantial computing power. As with all MMPA implementations, it comes with a C/C++ programming environment and an SDK for application development, optimization, and uploading to the chip. Pre-orders are now being taken. First scheduled deliveries: March 2014.
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