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http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/01/mit-genius-stu/
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Agarwal has been at this a while, and periodically, when some of his pie-in-the-sky research becomes merely cutting-edge, he dons his serial entrepreneur hat and launches the technology into the world. His latest commercial venture is Tilera. The company’s specialty is squeezing cores onto chips — lots of cores. A core is a processor, the part of a computer chip that runs software and crunches data. Today’s high-end computer chips have as many as 16 cores. But Tilera’s top-of-the-line chip has 100.

But Agarwal isn’t stopping there. As Tilera churns out the 100-core chip, he’s leading a new MIT effort dubbed the Angstrom project. It’s one of four DARPA-funded efforts aimed at building exascale supercomputers. In short, it’s aiming for a chip with 1,000 cores.
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Whoa... Neato...
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nice to see new CPU companies
 
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+1 if you thought of Folding with this

2013 release. Wonder how this will jive with current chipsets/RAM.

Either way, I'm holding off for SB and a 6 or 7 series Nvidia card(s). I'll keep this in mind.
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Think of all the Folding this can do.. or even server hosting..
   
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It depends on if the cores are any good. It could be 100 really simply cores almost like an nvidia GPU. If not then definitely impressive.
    
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Taken from the article:
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The idea is to make servers more efficient. If you pack lots of simple cores onto a single chip, you’re not only saving power. You’re shortening the distance between cores.

Simple cores for specific use frown.gif
No crazy folding or gaming in the future.
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Will be great for servers / calcs, terrible for average use. 99% of programs dont use more than 2 cores. Good luck with 100. In addition, at 1.2-1.5ghz, it'll be slower than whats already out.

Cool tech though, but the software simply isnt there for the average user.
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AMD might sue them for stealing the MOAR COARS strategy.... biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

AMD might sue them for stealing the MOAR COARS strategy.... biggrin.gif

Apple already patented it. The iPad 3 may be a quad core, and they're the first to use quad cores, after all.
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