Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 22:25 UTC
Intel "Intel's experimental 48-core 'single-chip cloud computer' is the latest step in multicore processing. Intel officials say such a chip will greatly improve performance and efficiency in future data centers, and will lead to new applications and interfaces between users and computers. Intel plans to have 100 or more chips in the hands of IT companies and research institutes next year to foster research into new software. Intel, AMD and others are rapidly growing the number of cores on a single silicon chip, with both companies looking to put eight or more cores on a chip in 2010."
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27 million transistors per core
by sbergman27 on Fri 4th Dec 2009 01:25 UTC
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

Note that each core is roughly comparable to a Pentium 3. And that the whole thing has about twice as many transistors as Nahalem.

It's flexible. But not all that powerful.

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flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Its about parallel processing, rather than brute force.

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Cytor Member since:
2005-07-08

I've read that it's based on P55C architecture, so that would make it more like a massively parallel Pentium MMX.

Isn't that P5 architeccture essentially what the Atom is based on?

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viton Member since:
2005-08-09

I've read that it's based on P55C architecture,
You couldn't read about this chip, because there is no public info except of this announcement.
It is not a Larrabee, but different CPU. Althought they could reuse the core.

Isn't that P5 architeccture essentially what the Atom is based on?
Atom has nothing to do with P5. It is totally different.

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