[SHARE] SAMSUNG to produce "Ruby on Rails in Silicon" System on a Chip
- Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd., one of the worlds greatest advanced
semiconductor producer, announced the latest of it's popular ARM11
based System on a Chip (SoC) solutions, the RORIS6440 "Rails in
Silicon" web-application processor. Based on the SamsungÃÔ advanced
45nm low power CMOS process technology, the "Rails in Silicon" chip
offers a high performance, low power and cost effective solution for
next generation web applications.
The System on a Chip consists of 4 subsystems occupying each 1/4 of
the SoC :
a) The ruby language interpreter in silicon
b) The ruby gems subsystem (Xilinx FPGA)
c) The Rails Framework subsystem
d) The normalization FPGA (normalizing inconsistencies of the other 3
The RORIS6440 web-application processor is available in samples for
selected customers. It is scheduled for volume shipment in the fourth
quarter of this year. The chip is housed in a 13¥é13 FBGA package with
a ball pitch of 0.65mm.
Yukuhiro Matsumoto, the ruby language designer commented:
"Samsung engineers gave me some requirements for the necessary code-
refactoring, in order to simplify the integration of the core
interpreter into silicon. I can say that they were really professional
till the latest cell of their body. And they listen, too! I said to
them "I'm passionate about ruby, and many people love it". They said:
"Don't worry, we will place some hearts at the side of each wafer with
an inscription "With love, Ruby". - Well, they did it. I'm sitting
here at my electron microscope (a present from Samsung's CTO), looking
at the wafer's inscription. Just Lovely!"
Asked what happened with the code-refactoring, Mr. Matsumoto replied:
"I don't know, I got problems with my stomach after one day doing the
refactoring. It was finally outsourced to undisclosed contractor, I
think somewhere in Europe, but am not sure."
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