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September 26th, 2006

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11:45 pm - Teraflop on a chip
As many know, 4 core CPUs should be coming out in about a month. However according to Intel at their latest Intel Developer Forum, they plan to have a CPU with 80 floating point cores ready in 5 years. They even had a wafer to show off with prototypes of the chip on it.

The chip should be capable of 1 Teraflop, i.e. 1012 FLOPS. That's a single chip with about the same performance as the world's fastest supercomputer in the year 2000.

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