Intel to make processors with hundreds of cores

Posted on Thursday, February 16 2006 @ 20:02 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inquirer posted some snips from Circuit News, Intel's own in-house magazine for their employees only.

The latest edition contained some details on Intel's quad-core Clovertown processor. An early silicon of this processor was presented last week and the company is well into the validation process.
Intel is also working with third party software vendors to work on apps to take full advantage of additional cores. It predicts that it will make CPUs with tens to hundreds of execution cores.

It's an "energy efficient" technology which will deliver high performance and Intel expects CPUs with that number of cores within the next decade.

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