This thing is beastly. And while it's not meant to be the primary CPU, it's only a matter of time before we see one with that many cores. #seb
Intel's Newest Chip Has 50 Cores and Will Eat Your Family [Processors]
Yes. Fifty cores. Five zero. All on a single, tiny chip. It's real.
Intel beamed over their 50-core "Knights Ferry" processor yesterday at a supercomputing conference in Seattle, Brier Dudley of the Seattle Times reports. And they have good reason. The tiny chip is capable of 1 teraflop of processing power—an esoteric way of calculating how fast a chip is at crunching numbers. By comparison, the fastest Core i7 can only crank out 109 gigaflops. Stuffing this many cores onto one processor has …
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