|MMAGIX™ Multiprocessor Supercomputer
MMAGIX Technology Breakthroughs
||Innovative 16/32 bit
RISC instruction size almost doubles instruction
density and bandwidth over prior art.
||Instruction set targetted very
closely to the needs of high level language compilers and
||Most C, C++, Java, Pascal, Ada,
Fortran or Cobol operations are single instruction with
single cycle execution.
||Innovative sleeplock and semaphore
instructions provide hardware support for more efficient
||Optimized to increase the real
time performance of multitasking operating systems such
as Linux, BSD and Android.
||Multiple Instruction Processing
Units (IPUs) share a SIMD Vector Function Processing Unit (FPU)
for cost efficiency.
||IPUs and FPUs execute in parallel,
with the FPU accepting an instruction and returning a result
||Each IPU has multiple banks of
32 general purpose registers for efficient interrupts and
operating system traps.
||Cache locality detection boosts
hit rates for local data while simplifying coherence management
for shareable data.
||Large silicon area saved by keeping
each IPU area small, sharing FPUs and denser instruction
and data caches.
||Very high connectivity through
multiple parallel lanes of Hypertransport/SPI-4.2, the newest high
bandwidth connectivity standards.
||Technology developed for 32 and
64 bit architectures, with128 bits a future possibility.
MMAGIX Multiprocessor Chip Supercomputer Power
4, 16 and 64 processor MMAGIX chip versions, 32 and 64 bit data
and address sizes, with a highly size and speed optimized RISC
16/32 bit instruction set, tuned for efficient coding of software
in high level languages such as C, C++, Java, Pascal, Ada, Fortran
and Cobol. Lean and fast with multiple register banks for very
fast interrupt service and atomic interprocessor coordination
instructions, avoiding operating system bottlenecks. Hardware
support for dynamic linking to shared software libraries.
8/16/32/64/128 bit MMAGIX SIMD Vector Function Processor
Units are shared between 4 Instruction Processor Units (4:1 & 16:4) for Supercomputer
power, also tuned for efficiency with high level software languages.
The Function Units handle Integer Multiply & Divide, Floating
Point Arithmetic, Data Encryption, Decryption & Error Correction
with an internal Random Number generator for key security.
The 4 processor 32 bit MMAGIX chip will be available in 250nm
SOI extreme environment Industrial/Medical/Military/Aerospace)
The 4 processor 64 bit MMAGIX chip will
be available in 65nm Commercial and 250nm SOI extreme environment
Industrial/Medical/Military/Aerospace versions. This chip will
provide Consumer and Business level Multimedia & Supercomputer
The 16 processor 64 bit MMAGIX chip will
be available in 65nm Commercial (MGX16 series) version. This
chip will be powerful & connected
enough for Network Servers.
When Moore's Law progresses to the next generation, a future
64 processor 64 bit MMAGIX chip will be available in Commercial
version, same pinout.
MMAGIX Motherboards will be available in
Industry Standard ATX and 1U 19" sizes.
Chip clock frequency in the initial MMAGIX chips is anticipated
to be above 250 MHz for the250nm chips, 1 GHz for the 65nm
chips. Continued development will lead to higher frequency chips,
into the GHz. The clock is synthesized on chip so it can be over
or underclocked as desired for performance vs power consumption.
Processors can be turned off to save power when the processing
load is low. Processors can also be turned off individually if
they should fail, rather than the system as a whole failing totally,
greatly enhancing overall system reliability. The memory clock
is synthesized and tuned independently. Memory and interface
clocks can be turned on and off as needed to save power.
P = N * F: MMAGIX multiprocessor performance = number of processors
times clock frequency, in BIPS/GFLOPS = Supercomputer power at
low cost, low power consumption, low heat generation. Almost
all instructions are single cycle and most literal constants
take no extra cycles regardless of size.
At the anticipated clock frequencies, the 250nm 4 IPU chips
will do1 BIPS/GFLOPS, the 65nm 4 IPU chips will
do 4 BIPS/GFLOPS, the 65nm 16 IPU chips will do
16 BIPS/GFLOPS - future chips even higher. Multiprocessor
system performance is higher than uniprocessor performance because
of high parallelism and much less context switching in real time
The MMAGIX Real Time Nanokernel, a fast booting distribution
of the Linux operating system and Firefox Internet browser
will be available free. If legal problems impede the market penetration
of Linux, we will provide BSD Unix which is also free open source
software with similar performance to Linux. MMAGIX Multimedia
software will be made available.
Open source software is available to emulate
the Intel Pentium, allowing legacy Microsoft Windows applications
software to be run in an overall Linux environment.
Chip Superconnectivity Power
Single or dual channel 64 bit Dynamic Memory bus with ECC connects
up to 4 DIMM modules of DDRAM I, II or III. The bus clock can be set
to the highest reliable speed for the DIMMs fitted.
An 8/16/32 bit Static Memory bus allows instant booting of the
operating system from Flash Memory.
32 lanes of Hypertransport/SPI-4.2 connectivity
to devices & cards.
The latest upgrade to the most popular interfaces in the industry
now has the bandwidth needed for video. Multiple lanes prevent
bandwidth saturation - a major problem with PCs and iMacs.
16 lanes of Hypertransport connect to a SouthBridge chip which connects
This connects USB 2.0, IDE/SATA discs, CDRW/DVDRW, PCMCIA cards,
FPGAs and many other devices.
Ethernet port connects firewalled networking or Wi-Fi. MMAGIX
can easily network to PCs and iMacs.
Synchronous and asynchronous serial ports
connect SmartCards, Audio & Modem codecs, Telecoms and
many device chips.
SmartCard connectivity enables Multimedia
Copyright & Paid
Access Protection and safe eCommerce.
All integrated on one 64 bit MMAGIX chip with an unprecedented
level of connectivity.
Alternatively, the 32 bit MMAGIX IP core can be integrated on
a third party chip as a licensed IP core.
An inexpensive microprocessor chip monitors
voltages, currents & temperatures
and controls the power supply. With the main power on or off
it monitors an IR or wireless remote control, front panel buttons,
phone ring, alarm clock and home/office security alarm network
for activity, powers on the MMAGIX system if necessary and interfaces
the signal to the MMAGIX chip. The MMAGIX system can respond
to an alarm event by activating cameras and phoning the owner
or a security company. The microprocessor can control the garden
reticulation, the lights and the airconditioning without even
waking the MMAGIX system.
Customization to a specific application is by choosing appropriate
memory, HTX cards, peripheral devices and software. Designers
are free to develop their own custom motherboards for high volume
or specialized products. MMAGIX is a very flexible system with
many applications. There are many powerful PCI Express TV/video
cards available at a range of prices for different market segments,
from a TV/Multimedia set top box to 3D video games in the home
to SVGA graphics in the office. This enables MMAGIX to deliver
supercomputing power and connectivity to all of these applications
and much more.
A Linux operating system software
distribution will be available free on top of the MMAGIX Technology
Nanokernel, allowing other operating systems to coexist on
a MMAGIX system while providing True Real Time Multiprocessing
- the key to powerful Multimedia & Communications.
MMAGIX Multimedia System Reference Designs
Reference designs for MMAGIX Multimedia System products based
on the above diagrammed system architecture will be available
Initial MMAGIX reference designs:
||Home/office multimedia network
server set top box with digital convergence between TV/video/audio
||Office data network RAID server system.
||Diskless workstation relying on a network
server for disc storage.
Superior products economically manufacturable using MMAGIX Multiprocessor
Supercomputer chips and cores include:
||Desktop/notebook/tablet Linux or Android
multimedia supercomputers much more powerful and connected
than PCs or iMacs.
||TV super set top boxes much more powerful
and connected than Tivo's.
||Home and commercial multimedia entertainment
systems way beyond anything available.
||Professional audio/video editing and production
||Telecommunications/telephone exchange switch
||Rack mount blade superservers much more
powerful and connected than Sun's.
||Rack mount blade systems clustered into
gigantic supercomputer systems with performance in TIPS/TFLOPS.
||Other true digital convergence multimedia
products that haven't even been invented yet due to the lack
of processing power and real connectivity in contemporary
MMAGIX is the 21st Century Technology needed to heal the digital
divide and connect the unconnected.
"WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY."
MMAGIX Multiprocessor Chip Development to Tested Engineering
The MMAGIX 32 and 64 bit multiprocessor IP cores have been designed
to 90nm ASIC guidelines, designed, prototyped and successfully
tested using Xilinx Virtex-2 FPGA tools, ModelSim and a Xilinx
Virtex-2 FPGA board. Development of the rest of the system on
a chip is proceeding using Xilinx Virtex-2 FPGA tools.
This has been the key to lowering the cost of entry to silicon
chip design. It no longer costs millions of dollars to test the
viability of chip designs.
Until the recent advent of economical Field Programmable Gate
Array (FPGA) prototyping and simulation technology, a silicon
chip design could not be tested without millions of dollars worth
of sophisticated simulation tools. Now a chip design can be prototyped,
simulated and tested using tools costing only thousands of dollars.
The real barrier of entry to silicon chip design is now high
level engineering knowledge and skill.
MMAGIX Technology Ltd has established relations with several
silicon foundries and the MMAGIX Chips are designed to their
fabrication guidelines. This allows for a smooth transition from
FPGA prototype to a silicon chip.
An Executive Summary with Technological White Papers are available
under NDA for potential investors and partners.
Please contact our
CEO Christopher Joseph for details.
Please note that statements on this page are of a forward looking
nature and may be affected by events beyond our control. No guarantee
can be given that this will not occur.