Cyrus the great wrote:How do Russia's tactical data-links compare with NATO's Link 16 and Link 22? And how do Russian mission computers compare? The AH-64E Guardian has a new mission computer with a 48 core processor -- with future growth to 80 cores. The 48 core mission computer is impressive, consuming just 25 watts. The commercial Tilera 100 core processor consumes 55 watts. I can't wait to see the kind of mission computer that will be incorporated into the Armata and other Russian platforms.
To be honest, that just sounds ridiculous. Nothing, even supercomputing equient, dont have more than 32 cores in a single server, and eats up way more wattage. So either someone is lying real hard, or they are using something that is custom built processor and running at like low frequency or something.
Russia could use an Elbrus-2C+ and do just fine. 2 cores to do everything else and 4 dsp cores to do raw data translation from radar and other comm equipment. And that would be more than enough.
You are lookin at it wrong way. Those are not commercial CPU-s as you know it, those are multiple cores on same chip connected by mesh technology. They are basically high-performance multi-core network processors that are not very useful in every day computers, however Google is using them for indexing for an example, they are used in Internet security servers, for distance video monitoring, in systems that monitor railroads... stuff like that that require many threads but not insane amounts of computing power per thread.
EZchip's TILE-Gx72 would be i assume most famous chip of that kind, 72 cores each 1,2Ghz and its rated on 65W
Here you have more about it if you are interested: http://www.tilera.com/files/drim__TILE-Gx8072_PB041-04_WEB_7666.pdf
These are great coz you can assign number of cores to deal with different tasks. Some work with HUD, life support, engine diagnostics, weapon diagnostics, flight parameters, various sensors.. some systems even have multiple "system on chip" like this if amount of data that needs to be processed is big.