Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Jun 2010 21:33 UTC
Intel "In an announcement at the International Supercomputing Conference, Intel provided further details on the many-core chip that it hinted at earlier in the month. The first product based on the new design will be codenamed Knight's Corner, and will debut at 22nm with around 50 x86 cores on the same die. Developer kits, which include a prototype of the design called Knight's Ferry, have been shipping to select partners for a while now, and will ship more broadly in the second half of the year. When Intel moves to 22nm in 2011, Knight's Corner will make its official debut."
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RE: Comment by cb88
by ssokolow on Wed 2nd Jun 2010 00:44 UTC in reply to "Comment by cb88"
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2010-01-21

I saw an Intel video about these experimental many-core chip designs and cloud computing was specifically intended to be the target. Their whole goal is to explore ways to further improve space- and power-efficiency in cloud computing datacenters. (eg. by having 50 cores that consume as much as a single high-end CPU and can be throttled back to a 10th of that at off-peak times)

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