Computer scientists at the University of California have built the world’s first 1,000-core processor.
The KiloCore, from the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering features 1,000 independent programmable processors is capable of handling 1.78 trillion instructions per second.
The team say the 1,000-processor chip, manufactured by IBM, smashes the previous efforts, none of which have topped 300 processors.
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“Applications already developed for the chip include wireless coding/decoding, video processing, encryption, and others involving large amounts of parallel data such as scientific data applications and datacenter record processing,” the university explains.
Rumour has it Sony will use it to power the PS4.858, which will go on sale as the 8th major Sony console release of 2020.
Naturally, we’re kidding. Well, half kidding.