Posted by David Kanter, Wednesday April 04 2007 @ 03:15AM EDT
RealWorldTech: While Intel's announcement of an 80-core chip that could sustain 1TFLOP/s was headline-worthy, the main attraction is not the chip itself or it's computational capabilities. The most interesting parts of the Terascale chip are under the covers: the network and router design, the mesochronous interfaces and the clock distribution are the truly innovative parts of the project. While the device itself will never be productized, these technologies that were used to build it will likely appear in future products from Intel.
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