Researchers develop KiloCore processor packing a whopping 1000 cores of compute power
Multi-core processors are common these days and you must be knowing your smartphones and other gadgets are powered by processors like dual-core, quad-core or octa-core. But now, researchers at UC Davis have developed a processor carrying 1000 cores. The compute power of this CPU called KiloCore will be a boon for scientific applications and number crunching. And what's more, it can run on a single AA battery as it has the power to switch off individual cores. The chip can handle 115 billion transactions per second consuming only 0.7W of power.
The chip, manufactured by IBM uses 32-nanometer process and not the more recent and efficient 14-nanometer process. The creation of a 1000 core chip basically means that future mobile devices would get processors running far more cores than they are running now. Such a 1000 core chip would find lesser applications on mobile devices and would rather be used for scientific applications like encryption. But this would definitely mean mobiles, tablets and laptops becoming way faster as time progresses by.
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