Many-core processor in 80- or 160-core versions

Many-core processor in 80- or 160-core versions

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By Julien Happich

Critical embedded applications are expected to include autonomous vehicles, aeronautics, medical devices, robotics and drones. The chip will bring data fusion capabilities and will be especially efficient for compute-heavy processing, such as deep learning and computer vision.

The MPPA3 Coolidge will be produced with 16 nm FinFet technology and is designed for ASIL B safety functionality. It will be comprised of 80 or 160, Kalray 64-bit time predictable and energy efficient cores and, in addition to the cores themselves, will carry 80 or 160 complementary co-processors used for the acceleration of computer vision and deep learning. The Coolidge is predicted to run at 1.2 GHz core frequency using less than 20W, a Mhz/W ratio that is positioned as key to making Coolidge work for high performance embedded applications. Coolidge performances are expected to reach up to 5 Tera FLOPS and 9 TOPS.

The MPPA Coolidge will be compatible with multiple interfaces – PCIe,Ethernet, DDR, CAN, USB and others. It will also contain security and safety blocks to keep the processor running safely and protect systems against cyber-attack. The device will be commercially available in mid-2018.

Kalray adds that massive parallelization will allow multiple applications to run in parallel at high performances, and mixing application criticality and [Coolidge’s] predictable architecture will allow applications to be predictable.





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