Intel Says A 1,000-Core Chip Is Feasible; What's That Mean To You?

“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.

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