Participation in the Consortium of Design Centers’ strategy play


 

On November 28, 2018 we’ve taken part in the event organized by the Consortium of Design Centers of Russian Federation microelectronic industry. Within the event there has been arranged a strategy play on the theme of “Critical information infrastructure as a new market for Russian high-tech complex”.

 

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MALT-C 21Mb480PLVDDR microprocessor synthesis using 28 nanometer TSMC technology


 

The development of the MALT 21Mb480PLVDDR processor netlist using 28 nanometer HPC+ (high-performance computing) TSMC technology has been completed. The area of the chip is 36 mm2. The project has been transferred to the stage of topology development. The pilot batch manufacturing under MPW (Multi-Project Wafer) is scheduled for the second quarter of 2019.

 

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MALT has been presented in Electronica-2018 in Munich


 

The MALT project has participated in international exhibition “Electronica-2018” that took place in Munich (Germany) from 13 to 16 November 2018. “Electronica-2018” has gathered manufacturers, designers, distributors and customers from various countries at one place and has been recognized as the world’s largest event in the field of electronic components, systems and electronics industry applications.

 

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MALT on the forum “Microelectronica 2018”


 

At the beginning of October 2018, an international forum “Microelectronica 2018” has taken place in Alushta (Crimea). We’ve taken an active part at the meeting, Sergey Elizarov, the MALT project leader, has made a presentation on the topic “Multicore computing system testing based on RSA algorithm ideas”.

 

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‘ExpoElectronica 2018’ exhibition has been ended


 

The 21th International exhibition of electronic components, modules and parts ‘Expoelectronica’ was held at Crocus Expo (Moscow) from 17 to 19 April 2018 simultaneously with the 16th International exhibition of Technology, equipment and materials for manufacturing devices of electronics and electrotechnical industries ‘ElectronTechExpo’.

 

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Software development kit 1.3 has been released


 

OpenCL support has been added to MALT software development kit v1.3, right now it's in test mode. Coprocessor software, required by MALT-C processor family, is a separate software module now and may be installed over MALT basic software development kit, that supports general-purpose processor cores. In the current version of the kit demo examples are separated from test scripts and located in ‘../src/sw/examples’ folder. ‘Malt_start_thr’ function, enabling to start threads with parameter transfer on slave-cores, has been implemented in Libmalt library. The support for emulated processor type selection has been added to the make scripts. When ‘MALT_SIMD=...’ variable is set, MALTemu emulator loads the corresponding dynamic library.

 

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MALTsystem at “ExpoElectronica 2018”

MALTsystem project is to be presented at “ExpoElectronica 2018” within the stand organized by our partner LLC “CEP Lomonosov Moscow State University”. We invite you to visit D207 stand. “ExpoElecrtronica” is one of the most popular exhibitions in Russia in the field of electronic components, modules and parts.

 

 

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Software development kit 1.2 has been released


 

The build program support for MALT-C 9Mb96G test chip has been added to current debugging set. Declare ‘TASIC=1’ environment variable during installation to enable compatibility mode. ‘Rm_mod’ and ‘locked’ parameters have been added to Maltemu 1.2 in ‘WriteFill’, ‘ReadModify’ functions. The support for operations with variable-length interconnect buffer has been added. Procedures of calculating the maximum allowed parallelism during required package installation have been implemented in Linux OS and FreeBSD. ‘–Hw-trace’ option, enabling to monitor function calls, has been added to MALTCC frontend.

 

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Software development kit 1.1 has been released


 

The installer is modular now! Programmer tools 'malt-tool' and 'malt_sw' system are downloaded individually. Installation directory may be changed by ‘MALT_HOME’ environment variable. By default, ‘malt-tools’ is installed to ‘/opt/MALT’ directory, ‘malt_sw’ - to ‘$HOME/MALT’. GNU development tools have been upgraded to latest versions, including gcc - up to 7.2.0 version. Manycore processor support has been added to MALTemu emulator. Thus, the performance of the emulator is almost in proportion to the number of processor cores per host system. The support for any number of arbitrary size {scalar|array} arguments has been added to MALTCC for both SIMD and slave functions.

 

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Qualcomm Centriq - 48-core server-side ARM

Qualcomm company has released 48-core server processor. The processor is developed by using 10 nm Samsung technology which enables to place on 400 mm2 area not only 48 cores but sufficiently large amount of cache memory. Qualcomm processor doesn’t lose to the latest generation of Intel Xeon processors by its characteristics and even surpasses them by some parameters...

 

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Graphcore processors for machine learning



Graphcore company has announced the creation of a new type of processors for machine learning and graph operations. They named the design IPU - Intelligence Processing Unit. According to the information from the company’s site, the device is designed for massive parallel computing using numbers with low-precision (perhaps, half-precision) floating point. It is promised, that the processor will have a much higher density of computing elements than already existing solutions in this field.

 

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