2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 14, 2011 5:44 AM by iajzenszmi

    Graphene 100GHZ and faster coprocessors for existing and future processor product offerings.

    iajzenszmi

      http://www.itproportal.com/2010/2/8/ibm-debuts-100ghz-graphene-processor/

      Intel could partner with IBM and include a 100 GHZ and faster coprocessor in its current and future processor offerings. This would  be similar to the new Core

      products or Accelerated Processor Units. The Graphene Co-processor could go in the same package as the CPU and GPU. The way the Graphene processor is used could be determined by hardware and / or software. This would enable it to be compatible with all existing Windows, MacOS Linux etc software, whilst enabling a speedup for certain applications, such as Climate Modelling, Molecular Dynamics, Excel Solvers etc. This could enable handheld supercomputers etc.

       

      Ian Martin Ajzenszmidt BA(Hons)(Melb.) GradDipComp.(Monash) MACS(Snr) MBCS MIEEE.

      Unit 2 10 Carlisle Avenue Balaclava 3183 Victoria Australia.

      iajzenszmi@gmail.com

       

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        • 1. Re: Graphene 100GHZ and faster coprocessors for existing and future processor product offerings.
          iajzenszmi

          http://www.mrsec.gatech.edu/ is well worth visiting and consider the following.

           

          Intel should partner with Georgia Tech and MIT, as well as IBM  to progress towards the mass production of graphene processors and co-processor chips.

          Georgia Tech has developed Epitaxial Graphene, which has potential as a means for graphene propcessor / co-processor mass production. Intel should do a continual multi source search for intellectual property and technology to progress towards a "graphene-inside" high performance processor co-processor mass production and towards supercomputing graphene or graphene + silicon chips becoming a commodity.

          • 2. Re: Graphene 100GHZ and faster coprocessors for existing and future processor product offerings.
            iajzenszmi

            http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4087194/IBM-opens-bandgap-for-graphene

             

            IBM opens bandgap for graphene

            R Colin Johnson

            1/27/2010 7:31 PM EST

            "PORTLAND, Ore. — IBM Research says it has opened a bandgap for carbon-based graphene field-effect transistors (FETs), removing one of the last roadblocks to commercialization of the technology. By utilizing a dual-gate, bi-layer architecture, IBM said it demonstrated a graphene FET that could someday rival complementary metal oxide semiconductor.

            "Graphene doesn't naturally have a bandgap, which is necessary for most electronic applications," said IBM Fellow Phaedon Avouris, who oversees the company's carbon-based materials efforts. "But now we can report tunable electrical bandgaps of up to 130meV for our bi-layer graphene FETs. And larger bandgaps are certainly feasible."

            According to Avouris, this opens the possibility of future applications for graphene in digital electronics and in optoelectronics devices such as photodetectors, imaging and others."