Intel Says A 1,000-Core Chip Is Feasible; What's That Mean To You?
- Created: Tuesday, 28 December 2010 08:39
“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.
Next time you are shopping for a computer, check into the chip that comes with the machine and compare it to Intel’s latest.