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Old 01-02-2011, 09:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1000 core CPU chip

Scientists unveil '1,000-core' computer chip which would make desktop machines 20 times faster | Mail Online

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Scientists have created an ultra-fast computer chip which is 20 times faster than current desktop computers.
Modern PCs have a processor with two, four or sometimes 16 cores to carry out tasks.
But the central processing unit (CPU) developed by the researchers effectively had 1,000 cores on a single chip.
Imagine a data center with 5000 of these bad boys !
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1000 core CPU chip

That is cool! I wonder when we will start seeing motherboards and Operating systems supporting these.
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is this really a good idea?





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+1 Joe, that made me laugh!
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Re: 1000 core CPU chip

This article doesn't sound too reliable.

For one it sounds like all hype, and the picture of the woman and its subtitle contributes nothing to the article.

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The developments could usher in a new age of high-speed computing in the next few years for home users frustrated with slow-running systems.




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Dr Wim Vanderbauwhede of the University of Glasgow who led the team and (right) the chip which promises to usher in a new age of high-speed computing.
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A woman sits in front of a slow-running laptop.
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The chip was able to process around five gigabytes of data per second in testing - making it approximately 20 times faster than modern computers.
Compared to what modern computer? Doing what processing, 5GB worth of 2+2 statements? They should have run a benchmark instead of tossing out such vague figures.


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Re: 1000 core CPU chip

Well, they get away with the same vagueness when they talk about new cars, don't they?
0 - 60 mph in X seconds means very little; are we talking about an armor plated Hummer with a powerful engine, or an extremely compact, lightweight Smart car?
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Re: 1000 core CPU chip

Meh, screw 1000 cores, I'm happy with my two.
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