Saturday, April 10, 2010

Experimental 48-core processor to be shipped to academic instituition

Intel is planning to ship computers loaded with 48-core processors to universities by end of Q2 this year. I guess this means we'll still won't be able to get out hands on it.

The CPUs are clocked between 1.66 to 1.83GHz and will be sent to universities for research which is a part of Intel's terascale computing research program. Features found from in the processor might be implemented in future ones.

Having a 48-core CPU means more processing power at low wattage and the processor could even shut cores down to reduce clock speed and power consumption. This is one processor ideal for server needs.

But it looks like it won't be out for commercial use anytime now so we'll have to stick with AMD's 12-core processor for now.

Via: NetworkWorld

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