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Intel makes the fastest processor in history!


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How cool is this???

 

http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Inves...t.aspx?GT1=9114

 

 

 

Computing took a leap forward when chip makers started putting more than one core -- or central brain -- on a single chip. It was a way to make machines work harder even as they consumed less power. Just wait until a single chip can sport 80 cores.

 

The wait won't be long. Chip-making giant Intel (INTC, news, msgs) this month said it has successfully produced just such a chip, the size of a fingernail, capable of processing a mind-boggling 1 trillion calculations a second. The chip, which Intel claims is the fastest ever made, could start being used commercially in "in five years, if not sooner," Intel Chief Technology Officer Justin Rattner says.

 

Rattner has reason to crow. The massive processing power each chip would provide will dramatically change the way consumers and businesses work and play

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The new Intel chip, which does not yet use the standard x86 architecture common to most PCs and servers
There have been several "lightning fast" processors in the research fields that don't use the standard architecture consumers can actually take advantage of, so I have to say...big deal.

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There have been several "lightning fast" processors in the research fields that don't use the standard architecture consumers can actually take advantage of, so I have to say...big deal.

 

 

 

agreed. it's a matter of being used to design consumer grade chips. amd for example actually used sub 1ghz K8 chips to design both barton faster versions to design the current chips.

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