A new mining superprocessor was overclocked to 2 GHz. It outperforms Nvidia’s most recent chip.

The Yekaterinburg corporation “Multiclet,” which is designing its own processor architecture, shared the findings of comparative testing of its processors with world giants.

As early as June 30, 2020, the developer’s website announced that the company had performed a deep optimization of the RTL code (from the English register transfer stage, the level of register transfers) of the MultiClet S1 processor multicell to improve its frequency.

As a reminder, MultiClet S1 is the company’s current core growth. MultiClet S1 was positioned as a processor that would make mining (mining of cryptocurrencies) “35-200 times more efficient” at the launch of the project in August 2017, in the midst of the success of blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies.

Following the tragic failure of the major world cryptocurrencies at the start of 2018, and industrial mining being unpromising for a long time, the location of Multiklet’s technologies has experienced drastic shifts, according to a range of signs.

According to a recent company publication on Habré (the general director and co-founder of Multiclet, Boris Zyryanov, confirmed that the author is one of his employees), the company is conceptually moving away from the creation of separate processors and toward the development of a multicellular platform (a collection of processor components that ensure the creation of a computing environment) based on the ARM architecture.

“Multiple core optimizations were carried out when building MultiClet B,” according to the paper, “making it possible to raise the core clock frequency up to 2 GHz at the toponorm of 28 nm and simultaneously accelerate code execution at this frequency by 15-20 percent.” – The execution journey was sped up by cutting the time it took for orders to flow through it. The processing time of commands in the arithmetic-logic device’s buffer was reduced, and the transfer of the address of the new paragraph to the cells was ensured via a separate path. The compiler was upgraded to LLVM 11.0.0, which resulted in quicker code compiling.

Nvidia vs. MultiClet S1

The 1.6GHz 28nm MultiClet S1 was supposed to have 64 cells, 8MB of memory on a chip, 40 sq. mm, and a power consumption of 6 watts when it was announced in early 2019. Up to 16 GB of DDR4 3200MHz RAM could be supported by the cpu.

Simulations were performed on a MultiClet S1 processor with 16 multicells in a recent comparative examination. In a statement, the corporation said, “The data on the board’s results was collected by estimation.” – We used an older variant of the Nvidia board for reference, which was developed exclusively for mining and is set to be released in 2021. The company’s website provides information about its expected results.