The FireBox Warehouse Scale Computer in 2020 Will Have 1K Sockets, 100K Cores, 100PB NV RAM, and a 4Pb/s Network
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 8:56AM
Todd Hoff

That's the eye popping prediction from Krste Asanović, University of California, Berkeley, in a presentation he gave at FAST '14 titled: FireBox: A Hardware Building Block for 2020 Warehouse-Scale Computers (pdf).

FireFox looks system like this:

Trends in Warehouse Scale Computers (WSC)s:

 FireBox Overview: 

Obviously this is a complicated talk so viewing the source video is highly recommended. There are many more details in the talk.

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