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zeitghost
27th October 2011, 08:30
Xilinx FPGA boasts 6.8B transistors - ElectroIQ (http://www.electroiq.com/articles/ap/2011/10/xilinx-fpga-boasts-6-8b-transistors.html)

6.8 billion in one device. :eek:

Things seem to have progressed since the OC71.

Churchill
27th October 2011, 08:36
Xilinx FPGA boasts 6.8B transistors - ElectroIQ (http://www.electroiq.com/articles/ap/2011/10/xilinx-fpga-boasts-6-8b-transistors.html)

6.8 billion in one device. :eek:

Things seem to have progressed since the OC71.

Yep, we were looking at that yesterday here at clientco dreaming up applications for it. You could just about softcore a Cray XMP on that ;-)

TimberWolf
27th October 2011, 08:39
A transistor for every person on the planet.

Churchill
27th October 2011, 08:47
Aye.

What are you going to do with yours?

I'm going to team up with 3 of my mates and build a NOR gate.

chef
27th October 2011, 08:50
I'm going to team up with 3 of my mates and build a NOR gate.

there's just 3 problems with that.. :rolleyes:

:wink

Churchill
27th October 2011, 09:14
there's just 3 problems with that.. :rolleyes:

:wink

<cough> :wink

Paddy
27th October 2011, 10:04
I'm going to team up with 3 of my mates and build a NOR gate.


A pair of flip flops would go with that.

Churchill
27th October 2011, 10:06
A pair of flip flops would go with that.

Nah mate, they'd play buggery with my feet!