1000-Core Processor by Scottish Researchers

PCWorld.com (2011-01-02) – Researchers at a Scottish university claim to have made a breakthrough in the drive towards more powerful processors while conserving energy too. The team, from Glasgow University, led by Dr Wim Vanderbauwhede, have succeeded in squeezing 1000 cores on a single chip. To demonstrate the chip’s effectiveness, the research team used it to process an MPEG algorithm at a speed of 5Gbps, about 20 times faster than processors used in current PCs. read more …

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