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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Most desktop and single threaded applications won't ever need so many cores.

Except when they're loaded with malware - in which case the more cores there are to run the malware in the background, the better the user experience will be ;)

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Lennie Member since:

I have a feeling more malware does not make for a better user experience.

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