Originally Posted by Lurch_Chaos
and the prospect is for 11 nM technology by 2016 and 8nm by 2020 That allows for a 128 core process for by 2016 and in 2020 a single chip that will hold 256 cores.
That is pure speculation though. That "roadmap" is simply doubling cores every 4 years. There is no basis in reality for that, just a hope. Like back in 1955 saying in the year 2000 everyone will have flying cars and robots to do our dishes. Well, it's 2006, and I still have to unload my own dishwasher and my cars all still have wheels.
It's a nice thing to say, but another to accomplish.