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.
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).