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Futuristic Intel Chip Could Reshape How Computers are Built

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Researchers from Intel Labs demonstrated an experimental, 48-core Intel processor, or "single-chip cloud computer," that rethinks many of the approaches used in today's designs for laptops, PCs and servers. This futuristic chip boasts about 10 to 20 times the processing engines inside today's most popular Intel Core-branded processors.

The long-term research goal is to add incredible scaling features to future computers that spur entirely new software applications and human-machine interfaces. The company plans to engage industry and academia next year by sharing 100 or more of these experimental chips for hands-on research in developing new software applications and programming models.

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Wow that is some big talk from Intel. Someone got up with their big boy pants on today.
 
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Someone got up with their big boy pants on today.
I certainly did but lets focus on intel for now :laugh:
Caught this on engadget last night, impressive stuff.
 
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. Some researchers believe computers may even be able to read brain waves, so simply thinking about a command, such as dictating words, would happen without speaking.
That wouldn't end well. I don't want a pr0n site to open every seven seconds.
 
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That wouldn't end well. I don't want a pr0n site to open every seven seconds.
Please no brain wave reading. My computer would just open to a porn site with Megan Fox and shoot silicon all over my leg.
 
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lmao :roll:
 
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Yes, this can definitely run Crysis.
 
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yeah, yeah... what about 80-core chip that they showed running a couple years back, we never saw it again. guess this is one of those things again
 

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hmmm so why is it not running in my system already INTEL:mad: all we get is this stupid 4 core BS:banghead:
 
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sounds crazyyy
 
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So coming from their Chief Technology Officer, "Over time, I expect these advanced concepts to find their way into mainstream devices, just as advanced automotive technology such as electronic engine control, air bags and anti-lock braking eventually found their way into all cars." That's a very stupid analogy... at least relate it to something in the PC world. Also, I fail to see the huge tech. difference between this and the current "single-chip cloud computers" we already use in our own computers; the GPU. Sure each core in the GPU isn't as robust as a full x86 processor but I don't see this as the huge advance Intel is trying to brag about. This is only a ton of processors (maybe even crippled down to fit them all in the one package, not sure) with an on-chip interconnect system. Additionally, we already have the problem of trying to program multiple threads for a single program. Bringing this chip to the table doesn't change a thing today.
 

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yeah, yeah... what about 80-core chip that they showed running a couple years back, we never saw it again. guess this is one of those things again
Experimental, they speak of 100+ samples, ie not for the market. Companies have prototypes of things all the times, few things actually get sold.
 

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did they hire fudo to write their PRs ?

the only concrete, new information i see is: 48 cores, 45 nm high-k, 125 w
 
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What about the fate of the poor coder who has to make programs compatible with 48 cores? No one thinks about him? :laugh:
 
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What about the fate of the poor coder who has to make programs compatible with 48 cores? No one thinks about him? :laugh:

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I don't know what you're talking about -- my standard household light bulbs use about 150w a piece.
 
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What about the fate of the poor coder who has to make programs compatible with 48 cores? No one thinks about him? :laugh:
Don't worry. Intel will most likely aid (and persuade) them so there's an actual reason to buy these.

I don't know what you're talking about -- my standard household light bulbs use about 150w a piece.
But they use significantly less amperage.
 
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hmmm so why is it not running in my system already INTEL:mad: all we get is this stupid 4 core BS:banghead:
lol, even though most games \ apps don't use more than 2 as it is.

I don't know what you're talking about -- my standard household light bulbs use about 150w a piece.
And in our house 15w. But a typical house has 60w light bulbs and thats what there getting at..
 

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wtf mobo do they use to test this stuff?
 
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I don't know what you're talking about -- my standard household light bulbs use about 150w a piece.
you serious? 150w? Man that will be too bright blinding. I changed all the bulbs either to Fluroscent lights or the Spiral 15w energy efficient lights, not sure about how much energy I save but cranked up the PC to consume more than 250W when gaming :roll:
 
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Well, that would be just silly.
No I mean the bulbs don't use as much amperage as a PC. If you pushed even just a couple amps it'd probably blow