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More on that monster Cerebras AI chip, Xilinx touts 'world's largest' FPGA, and more

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Re: AI Core

If you strip it down to a single core you lose the interconnect fabric which is likely the real star in getting so many cores to work together efficiently.

On top of that, I'm not aware of any company that has tried multiple designs on one wafer how you've described (ie complex large chip and use remaining space for smaller chips) as getting the large chip to yield would be a challenge even with redundant areas and once you have a working design (at a likely coat of $50-100m) you're unlikely to want to risk making wafer layout changes for a few more $$$ unless you know you will be doing high volumes.

Emulation on x86 is likely to be more productive and significantly cheaper.

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