X-bit Labs learned Intel has started to ship prototype systems with its 48-core processor to software developers:
Intel Corp. has started to ship its systems powered by its prototype processor known as single chip cloud computer (SCC) that contains 48 x86 cores to software developers outside the company. The world’s largest chipmaker hopes that the 48-core SCC will help both it as well as software developers to create a vision for microprocessors of the future.
“We have started to share [SCC-based systems] with very select external partners. There are some interesting results coming out and I guess pretty interesting news are incoming over summer,” said Sebastian Steibl, the director of Intel Labs Braunschweig and one of the co-designers of the SCC chip, in an interview with X-bit labs.