Intel Develop 80 Core Prototype
You probably know all about dual core processors, which basically means your computer can do two things at once and not get too hot under the collar. You may even have heard about Intel’s plans to launch a family of superfast 4-core processors in November, but here’s something new to get your head around, an 80 core processor, as reported by CNET News. A prototype wafer was unveiled by Intel CEO Paul Ottellini at the recent Intel Developer’s Conference in San Francisco and it is claimed to be able to process data at the rate of 1 terabyte per second. If everything goes according to plan the chips could be in production within the next five years.