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Dell talks about 80-Core monster CPU

Super Computer on a Chip

| CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs News | Posted: Nov 19, 2008 12:19 pm

There is nothing quite like having more CPU cores in your system. I thought I was very cool when I first got my V8 8-Core setup complete with 16GB of RAM.

 

Michael Dell and Intel think that 8-cores are just not enough to satisfy.
They are looking forward to ten times that number on a single CPU for HPC (high performance computing) systems.

 

CNet has the scoop on this here.

 

Dell talks about 80-Core monster CPU

Otellini said at the time that the chips will be capable of exchanging data at a terabyte a second and that the company hopes to have these chips ready for commercial production within a five-year window.

 

Michael Dell referred to a slide showing an 80-core chip Tuesday at SC08, a conference in Austin, Texas, focused on high-performance computing.

 

The trend of packing more compute power into small supercomputing enclosures "is really driven by what's going on in microprocessors. The x86 revolution continues. You see more and more cores. Increased performance. But also without more power required," he said, speaking during the keynote.

 

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