Intel pledges 80 cores in five years

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Intel has built a prototype of a processor with 80 cores that can perform a trillion floating point operations per second. CEO Paul Otellini held up a silicon wafer with the prototype chips before several...

ClearSpeed races ahead on processor cores

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ClearSpeed Technology has doubled the performance of its high-performance computing co-processor for scientific workstations and server clusters. It has incorporated 96 separate processing cores on a single chip, the company said at...

Extreme CPUs: 430 cores on a die

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British start-up picoChip has announced an extreme processor with 430 16bit cores on a die, and is testing the first silicon. It's a pretty radical and interesting approach, which involves a massively parallel array of...

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