Thursday, June 14, 2007

Article: Intel readies massive multicore processors reports: "Last year, Intel showed off a prototype chip with 80 computing cores. While the semiconductor world took note of the achievement, the practical questions immediately arose: Will the company come out with a multicore chip with x86 cores? (The prototype doesn't have them.) Will these chips run existing software and operating systems? How do you solve data traffic, heat and latency problems?"

First we had dual core CPUs, now we have quad core CPUs. Intel has a processor with 80 cores. My questions is when will we have enough logical cores on a single physical processor?
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