Adapteva: More Flops, Less Watts

(The Linley Group): Epiphany is a unique architecture that delivers impressive floating-point performance per watt. Adapteva offers it as an IP core that can be configured for use in mobile processors and can scale to high levels of performance.Most mobile-processor vendors focus on improving MIPS per watt, a common measure of power efficiency. Adapteva, however, has taken on a different problem: increasing floating-point operations per second (flops) per watt. The tiny startup has developed and tested a unique architecture that delivers industry-leading flops per watt. Although some people think floating-point (FP) performance is needed only in supercomputers and specialized signal-processing applications, this type of powerful FP engine could soon be coming to a smartphone near you. Full Article