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Re: Anybody seen this?

Hi Anne,
At a minimum power consumption is a lot less (just several Watt).
Also, the GPU (CUDA API) is SIMD, whereas this system is MIMD.
This makes it more transputer-like. I hope I can find some time this week to scan the flyers.
Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2013 2:06 PM
Subject: Re: Anybody seen this?
Hi Herman,

What would be the benefit over a teraflop GPU (combined with e.g. a dataflow paradigm such as SystemC) except for power consumption? I'm in robotics, so I can appreciate it, if the only benefit IS actually the power consumption. :-)

In the movie they call their Eclipse plugin Sigma-C, perhaps that's what you heard.

Kind regards,


On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Herman Roebbers <herman7@xxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Øyvind, Adrian,
I had a talk with of their people at the stand. I noticed that the website talks about DataFlow Programming.
At the stand I got the name Signal-C. There are some folders.
If I remember correctly a board with 1 chip is around EUR 100.
They have a workstation containing one or more boards including software for about EUR 10000.
I have some flyers at work, that I could scan and email to you.
I couldn't find a data sheet, so pretty hard to evaluate. But it looks
interesting. I didn't see an evaluation board either, so presumably they
haven't quite got a real product yet?


Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2013 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: Anybody seen this?
I couldn't find a page aith "Signal-C"? Do you have a link?
15. mars 2013 kl. 23:27 skrev "Herman Roebbers" <herman7@xxxxxx>:

Did anybody see this: http://www.kalray.eu/ ?
I visited their stand at Embedded World.
Manycore MIMD processing with synchronous communication in “Signal-C”.
Much like transputing with many (256+) cores on one chip.
Looks very interesting, and is not really expensive.

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