Posts Tagged ‘future’

Intel Shows off 48-Core Processor

December 3, 2009

Intel is moving us well into the future by showing off what it feels could well be the processor of tomorrow. It’s 48-core processor doesn’t have a codename for now, but it’s been dubbed by Intel the “single-chip cloud computer.”

Perhaps most interesting is that the prototype of the chip shown off, which boasts so very many cores that we can’t begin to guess at what they’ll call it (dual core and quad core don’t quite cut it), is that it should, when finished, only consume around the same amount of power as two standard light bulbs. This, we’re told, is thanks to some new power management arrangement Intel has been putting together.

It’s also curious to see just what Intel imagines the chip will see use for. From Intel’s own piece on its upcoming chip,