Intels introduces 80 core processor

Following their march from standard processors to dual-core and quad-core designs in 2006, Intel Corp. researchers have built an 80-core chip that performs more than a trillion floating-point operations per second (TFLOPS) while using less electricity than a modern desktop PC chip.

First described by Intel executives at a September trade show, the chip fits 80 cores onto a 275-square-millimeter, fingernail-size chip and draws only 62 watts of power — less than many modern desktop chips.

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