Intel, 1000 cores, embedded and parallel computing

I got these news from slashdot today, and found it interesting to copy&paste (with given credits):

angry tapir writes "An experimental Intel chip shows the feasibility of building processors with 1,000 cores, an Intel researcher has asserted. The architecture for the Intel 48-core Single Chip Cloud Computer (SCC) processor is "arbitrarily scalable," according to Timothy Mattson "This is an architecture that could, in principle, scale to 1,000 cores," he said. "I can just keep adding, adding, adding cores.""


future.nerd writes "The companies like Intel and AMD have dominated the microprocessor market since the evolution of computer but these companies have not come up with a solution to their heating problem. It is likely that these companies will face tough competition in near future when companies look to save cost because there are low cost alternatives available from companies that originally provide low cost chips for devices like cell phones and other mobile devices. ARM is one of those companies that provide that kind of processor."

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