Until recently, the record for the number of transistors on a single board belonged to the chip company Xilinx. Thus, Virtex VU19P FPGA had more than 35 billion transistors. The new programmable gate array from Intel not only broke the previous record but also seriously broke away from all competitors.
The Intel Stratix 10 GX 10M is based on a 14nm process technology and includes a whopping 43.3 billion transistors. The matrix consists of 10.2 million logic cells located in two large crystals connected by an integrated Intel Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB). In addition to the first two, there are 4 more crystals that are also connected to the EMIB and have 48 transceivers with a total throughput of 4.5 Tbit/s. The throughput of the internal crystal is 6.5 Tbps.
Additionally, the presence of 2304 user I/O interfaces to create different integration solutions is indicated. Intel claims that the Stratix 10 GX 10M consumes 40% less power compared to using four Stratix 10 2800 with the same logical cell capacity and the same frequency. Thus, all users of the new matrix will receive additional energy savings.
Stratix 10 GX 10M is positioned as the perfect platform for large-scale creation and emulation of ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit), which is provided by an increased number of transistors and increased memory bandwidth.
Note that a few months ago, Cerebras Systems introduced the world's largest processor, which received 400,000 cores and 1.2 trillion transistors.