kvs wrote:miketheterrible wrote:Performance wise of Elbrus 8SM was around a xeon of the more recent series. So I don't know why all the hate KVS.
Also, this is a prototype. Wait till newer prototypes are out.
Spare the hyperbole. Hate is an obvious mischaracterization of my post. Nobody is supposed to worship everything that MCST does.
Here is a fact for you: the Elbrus chips are supposed to be used in Russian HPC systems. So my comments are right on target.
Hiding behind "military applications" is pure BS. That would make Russia a military-kolonka that does not care about it civilian economy.
If Russia want to support domestic science and engineering it needs to stop artificially limiting its prime domestic CPU and get people
who have a clue on the job. Right now it looks like the chip is being treated like it is intended for $50 appliances. Ironic given its
touted "military" credentials.
Where is the improved FPU prototype? I guess it's not a priority.
Don't be aggressive when you don't need to be.
I'll put it simple: they have a chip equivalent to a Intel 4960x in terms of performance. While, yes a change to the Elbrus architecture can yield better results, it's still an amazing leap from nearly nothing to this. We already seen Elbrus 4S and 8SM in action.
I got myself a 10500 ES chip here. It is quite different than overall 10400f processor. But hey, whatever.