[ExI] Two Paths to Further Shrink Computer Chips

Henrique Moraes Machado (CI) cetico.iconoclasta at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 12:03:04 UTC 2010

<John Grigg>
> My question to everyone here...  How many years until we have a
> 1000-core cpu (or something equivalent) as a household desktop
> computer?  My optimistic estimate is within ten years or by 2020.  And
> what exactly would the number crunching/calculating power of a
> 1000-core cpu be?
> I thought at first such a machine would simply be 500 times more
> powerful than let's say a current dual processor computer, but
> considering each individual processor may easily be a hundred times as
> powerful as a cpu now, I would think this hypothetical machine would
> literally be thousands of times more powerful than an average pc from
> today.  Oh, and what about price?
> I'm looking forward to being gee-wowed!!!  : )
</John Grigg> 

Yes but... what about software?

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