80-core processor

  whatustaring@ 23:36 20 Feb 07
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omg...i cant start to imagine the price or the speed of this beast....

  interzone55 21:03 21 Feb 07

I wouldn't puzzle too long.

It won't be on the market for years, and it won't be used in PCs.

Seeing as there isn't a great deal of software that can use 2 CPUs, and programmers are finding it very difficult to program for 4 cores I don't think 80 cores will be used outside of enterprise databases or climate simulation.

The interesting point with this CPU is that it uses 65 watts and runs at around a Teraflop, the first supercomputer to manage a teraflop (only 11 years ago) chewed through around 1/2 a megawatt.

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