Intel Unveils 50-Core Supercomputing Processor
Jun 02, 2010, 15:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)
"Intel has announced a new multi-core processor, and the fact
that it was introduced at the International Supercomputing
Conference (ISC) instead of the consumer-oriented Computex show
taking place at the same time should be an indication of its target
""Knight's Corner" is the codename for this processor, called a
many integrated core (MIC) architecture. It consists of 50 x86
cores crammed onto a single 22-nanometer-process chip smaller than
a postage stamp.
"Knight's Corner is different from the experimental 48-core
processor that Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) had previously shipped out,
which was built on older x86 core designs and not very parallel.
The 48-core processor was often referred to as a single-chip
cloud-computing processor and meant for massive cloud and