All modern computer processors are based on a design developed by a brilliant scientist named John Von Neuman in the 1940s. It's versatility lead to an explosion in computing in the decades following. Read More
However, this architecture has always fallen short for data heavy compute intensive scientific simulations. John Backus in 1977 accepting his Turing award, coined the term “von Neumann bottleneck” to describe this problem.
In the past, improvements in speed and ability of processors from one generation to the next made this problem less relevant. But with the end of Dennard scaling and plateauing of Moore’s Law, humanity needs something else to keep up with the pace of scientific and technological improvements we are used to.
To solve this problem, Vorticity built a computer system from the ground up for scientific computing including breakthrough improvements from system design all the way down to the processor architecture. The result is a system that solves scientific compute problems up to five orders of magnitude faster than existing state of the art GPU/CPU based computers.
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