Tera-scale Computing Research Program
Tera-scale Computing Research Program

The Intel® Tera-scale Computing Research Program is a worldwide effort to advance computing technology for the next decade. future applications more compelling and immersive.


The Single-chip Cloud Computer
Intel Labs has created an experimental “Single-chip Cloud Computer,” a research microprocessor containing the most Intel Architecture cores ever integrated on silicon CPU chip – 48 cores. It incorporates technologies intended to scale multi-core processors to 100 cores and beyond, such as an on-chip network, advanced power management technologies and support for “message-passing.” Architecturally, the chip resembles a cloud of computers integrated into silicon. Click here to learn more.

Tera-scale Computing Research Vision

By scaling multi-core architectures to 10s to 100s of cores and embracing a shift to parallel programming, we aim to improve performance and increase energy-efficiency.

"Tera" means 1 trillion, or 1,000,000,000,000. Our vision is to create platforms capable of performing trillions of calculations per second (teraflops) on trillions of bytes of data (terabytes).


Featured Projects

Learn more about key research projects and initiatives:

Announcing the "Single-chip Cloud Computer"

Avalanche Photodetector

Intel Labs has announced its latest many-core research prototype, with the most IA cores ever integrated on a single chip. 

Animations and Video

Tera-scale Computing architectural vision animation
Tera-scale Research Video Showcase


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