Nvidia revealed “fastest application processor in the world”

Nvidia has revealed the next-generation Tegra 4 processor for mobile devices at a press event at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

This has quad core Cortex-A15 processors with a fifth, low power, core to save battery life when the device is not in use. 72 GeForce GPU cores boost graphics performance over Tegra 3. The chip also has 4G LTE modem of Nvidia’s design.

Nvidia's Tegra 4 processor

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Barcelona Supercomputing Center working with NVIDIA

Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) has started working on the development of a hybrid supercomputer, also referred to as EU Mont-Blanc Project, which will combine the energy-efficient NVIDIA Tegra CPUs, based on the ARM chip architecture, and NVIDIA’s CUDA graphics processing units (GPUs) as reported by NVIDIA.

BSC located in a former chapel
BSC located in a former chapel

Among the plans of Supercomputing center is to use two to five times energy efficient systems in comparison to the more efficient systems used today. BSC is showing the system publicly at SC11 Conference running from Nov. 14-17 in Seattle, Wash., in exhibit booth #235. Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia’s president and CEO, will speak at the show on November 15 and the system will be a part of the keynote address. Read More …