Intel introduced a chip of 43.3 billion transistors

Intel introduced the Stratix 10 GX 10M Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). Allegedly, this 14-nanometer chip is the largest FPGA in the world – it has 43.3 billion transistors. Previously, the Virtex VU19P matrix with 35 billion transistors was the record holder for this indicator.

The configuration of the Stratix 10 GX 10M includes more than 10.2 million logic cells located on two crystals that are connected by an EMIB (Embedded Multi-die Interconnect Bridge). In addition to these two crystals, there are four more, also connected EMIBs, on which a total of 48 transceivers with a total bandwidth of 4.5 Tbit / s are formed. The throughput between the crystals is 6.5 Tbps. In addition, the presence of 2304 user I / O lines allows you to create a variety of interfaces.

In terms of the number of logic cells and clock frequency, the new matrix is similar to the four Stratix 10 2800 FPGAs, but it consumes 40% less energy. The scope of the Stratix 10 GX 10M is prototyping and emulation of large specialized integrated circuits. It allows you to work with very complex circuits, the prototyping and emulation of which is difficult by modern platforms.

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