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Thursday, May 6, 2021

THE HAPPENING WORLD: A CPU Chip Bigger than Your Head: Cerebras Wafer Scale Engine 2

Cerebras Wafer Scale Engine 2 specifications:

The wafer is designed with spare cores so that those with defects can be routed around, and hence fabrication yield is 100%.

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CONTINUITY: Garbage Then, Garbage Now—Microsoft Windows 1.04

The 640 Kb BIOS memory test at the start ran for 48 seconds on this IBM PC/XT clone (4.77 MHz Intel 8088). Testing the 16 Gb RAM installed on many current PCs at this speed would take more than two weeks.

Posted at 12:14 Permalink