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MIT Graphene Chip Could Reach 1,000 Gigahertz

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    MIT researchers claim that graphene, an experimental material first identified in 2004, may be able to boost the clock speed of computer chips into the 500-GHz to 1,000-GHz range.

    The scientists at MIT EECS have constructed an experimental graphene chip capable of multiplying electrical signal frequencies. While frequency multiplication technology is used in current electronics, these systems generate noisy signals and require significant filtering and power, according to the MIT news service. The graphene chip uses only a single transistor and its output is clean, requiring no filtering.

    The findings will be discussed in a paper in the May issue of Electron Device Letters. They were also described last week at the American Physical Society meeting by Tomas Palacios, assistant professor in MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).

    Source: Informationweek and MIT
     
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    wow, that is fricking sweet...lets go!@
     
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    1THz pocessor, who needs multithreading xD Dang thats fast, guessing the 3GHz "barrier" is not here to stay in the future.
     
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    This, with the Nano tech super muscle's, this is the start of the Terminator.
     
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    hmm, i wonder how much the first 1thz processor will cost, and who will have the rights to it..hopefully amd...THats right i said it! GET BACK! GET BACK I SAY!
     
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    hmm 8 core 1ghz proccessor hm FAH anyone?
     
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    8 core 1THZ computer FTW!!!!
     
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    Scrap my Sandy Bridge rig!
     
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    can't wait!! but how huch does it cost??
     
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    I can assure you will be more than half a decade before this will ever be implemented in any conventional commercial chips.
     
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    hahaha I can wait :p
     
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    That's fast.
     
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    Go MIT, evolve the world!!!

    Companies like Red Bull and Mountain Dew should sponser these guys, as well as Intel/AMD so they can pump out this world changing chip.
     
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    Excellent :p
     
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    When this comes to mass production in 2035or so:) there would be 128 or 256 cores as standard and maybe 512 or 1024 in high end machines so it would bee a

    512Core 1Thz CPU with a
    80.000core GPU with 1TB GDDR12 and
    2TB DDR7 RAM and
    512TB SSD with SATA9
    and 2 pieces from an 50Coll OLED display with touchscreen of course for about
    600 or 800Euros

    so a solid mid range gamer pc in 2035
    (with an artificial cyber pall)

    :D:D:D:D
     
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    Wrong and wrong. This will just be part of the cloud in 2035. :p

    One day, possession of an non-cloud computer will be a crime.
     
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    LOL we can only wait and see:D
     
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    now think 1thz and overclock to???
     
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    1.5? gee what do you need to cool that monster??
     
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    what's a Thz. we here at fantasy land have a 1000 core 1Phz Cpu's.
     
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    WITCH BURN HIM!!! hes from the future!! wheres the delorian!! Where is it!!!!

    and sadly enought the way technology evolves i wouldnt put it past this, were due for a huge jump in something soon! hopefully
     
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    Graphene... that got to be EXTREMELY damn expensive to fabricate, especially with a decent purity.

    CPUs these days, even your top of the line ones don't cost much to produce, the more expensive you go, the more profit intel/AMD makes basically. However I reckon we cant go lower than 10nm. Good thing about grapehene though, if they use graphene for the package as well we can officially say bye bye to IHSes as this stuff is damn hard (and unlappable :p).

    The reason why graphene can run at such insane frequencies is because of the extremely strong chemical bonds, well the strongest, making it also the strongest material. If we can get 100% pure graphene, or 99.9%, the only way we'd improve is through architectural changes.

    Once making this stuff gets cheap, we'll have computers which will probably have all the phases pretty much intergrated into the CPUs themselves.

    So the hurdle right now is cost, and actually making the graphene transistors-they're barely able to yet, and keeping everything pure.
     
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    With 500+ GHz it wont need GPU it would do DX 11 in software mod just fine.
     
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    lol this is going to take forever to be developed and cost an absolute crapload, and i recken it wont exist at all how many of these types of things pop every year and turn out not to work in a commercial application? plus as said how in gods name do you cool this thing!!!!!! we had problems with the p4 at 3.8 GHZ so hows this going to go, comes with one free melted pc?
     

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