Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Intel Predicts Computing Using Hundreds of Cores

Patrick Gelsinger, Intel SVP, expects a sharp acceleration in the number of computing engines packed on a single chip. Forget about dual core, or quad core.

He says products in the future will feature tens to hundreds of processors. Media processing is one application that comes to mind. Try protocol conversion of HDTV into some other protocol suited to Web display. Dual core doesn't cut it.

Now if they can just solve the heat and battery draw issues.

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