Lately we have been talking a lot about multiple core processors for computers. While currently the big push is towards quad core CPUs being available to retail customers, Intel is showing off an 80 core CPU.
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Intel’s CEO Paul Otellini is seen holding a silicon wafer with the prototype chips in the image to the left. Intel claims that 80 core chips will be commercially available in the next 5 years.The 80 core monster is said to be able to exchange data at a whopping one terabyte per second. Each of the 80 cores is running at 3.16 GHz and Intel plans to use an on-chip interconnect fabric and stacked SRAM.