Intel says it can make computers run faster by making chips with more cores. What's that mean? And why should you care?
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“Processors were originally developed with only one core,” says Wikipedia. “The core is the part of the processor that actually performs the reading and executing of instructions. Single-core processors can process only one instruction at a time.“
Dual-Core processors from Intel are now common, but Intel is now making 16-core processors and it is talking about 48-core chip.
Software, however, will have to be made that can take advantage of the many-core chips.