Intel Shoots For 80 Cores In 5 Years

Ok, if you have as much difficulty as I do keeping up with the processor advances this will make your head spin. Intel is forecasting a processor with 80 cores in five years. I’m confused enough with Core Duos and Core 2 Duo but when you read this article on CNET you’ll soon see that what we are just getting a taste for will be old hat sooner than we can think about it. Here’s a snippet:

Notebooks will get a face-lift next year with the Santa Rosa platform, which will provide notebooks with new technologies like 802.11n wireless and flash memory. Intel believes that it will be the first to add flash memory to a notebook motherboard, which will improve boot times and reduce power consumption, Otellini said.


We live in interesting times.