Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Sep 2006 13:57 UTC, submitted by Jasen Bulio
Intel Intel has built a prototype of a processor with 80 cores that can perform a trillion floating-point operations per second. CEO Paul Otellini held up a silicon wafer with the prototype chips before several thousand attendees at the Intel Developer Forum here Tuesday. The chips are capable of exchanging data at a terabyte a second, Otellini said during a keynote speech. The company hopes to have these chips ready for commercial production within a five-year window.
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It's not nessary.
by Omega Penguin on Wed 27th Sep 2006 16:38 UTC
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Besides running realistic games that take so long to make that 80 cores will seem old, and playing hi-def video, what are 80 cores good for?

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