back to article Marvell says it has samples of TSMC-made 5nm server DPUs – and 3nm is next

Marvell has produced samples of a server microprocessor with up to 24 Arm-compatible cores that could be used for applications involving artificial intelligence as well as network management, a spokesperson told The Register. These chips are part of the Octeon family, and Marvell refers to them as data processing units. They …

  1. stiine Silver badge

    If they can put this kind of CPU power into a SmartNIC, why are computers still bigger than a cereal box?

    1. rcxb1

      <blockquote>why are computers still bigger than a cereal box?</blockquote>

      They aren't... You have one in your pocket.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I cut my teeth on a TRS-80 Model I, Level I at a local Radio Shack store with a Z-80 CPU running a whopping 4MHz, if I recall correctly. As even a register add took 3 clock cycles (if memory serves correctly), it was not a speedy beast, putting out a mere MIP of 8-bit goodness.

    Times have changes just a tad since the '70s ...

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