China readies first multicore Godson CPUs
Dylan McGrath, EE Times(08/27/2008 12:10 PM EDT) Palo Alto, Calif
. Chinese researchers are preparing the first multicore versions of Godson, the country's first homegrown microprocessor, with four- and eight-core designs scheduled to tape out in the coming months. China hopes to build a petaflops high-performance computer based on the Godson-3 in 2010.
The four-core version of the Godson-3 is scheduled to tape out before the end of the year, and tape out of the eight-core version is planned for 2009, according to Zhiwei Xu, deputy directory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Computing Technology, who presented a paper on the Godson-3 architecture at the Hot Chips conference here Tuesday (Aug. 26).
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