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While Intel has no plans to build 1,000-core chips, the creation of such chips is possible for supercomputers, according to one of the company's principal engineers.
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Let's make a 20 core chip first then will talk.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frankenstein406 View Post
Let's make a 20 core chip first then will talk.
You already have one... it's called a GPU.
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Impossible is nothing.
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In other news, the sky is blue! Tune in a 6 to find out if birds really can fly...
    
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Ya stream processors, thats what makes them good for folding.


There is no technological limit on cores per processor.

They would just have to increase the size of the processor / socket and they can have as many cores as they want. Its just the manufacturing processes would be extremely costly.
Edited by finalturismo - 12/28/10 at 10:21pm
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All of these cores would be proven useless if the software wasn't able to take advantage of it.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by finalturismo View Post
There is no technological limit on cores per processor.

They would just have to increase the size of the processor / socket and they can have as many cores as they want. Its just the manufacturing processes would be extremely costly.
It would be limited by the wafer size and manufacturing process. 450mm is the largest (soon to be?) available, I think.
You can only fit so many transistors on a finite surface area
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Although you would have to create giant wafers and a huge die size.

You wouldnt get that many dies per wafer.... and the wafer platter would have to be huge as well. But still no technological limits. They could do it if they wanted, and dont tell me the government isnt doing things on the hush hush with amd and intel.
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