TweakTown received a Ray Tracing with 80 threads demonstration from Intel at the IDF in San Francisco:
Next up we get a demonstration of the raw power of the Sandy Bridge platform in the form of four Intel Westmere EX processors. Each CPU has 10 cores per chip with Hyper-Threading enabled giving us an insane total of 80 processing threads to work with on a single system. If you don't know, that is an insane amount of processing power. What do you do with all that power? You show off some amazing fully CPU-powered ray tracing in the form of a program called KeyShot by the folks over at Luxion.