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PostHeaderIcon How many cores?

So, just a few years ago, we were all really happy with our single core processors. If we needed multiple cores, we had multiple cpus. And this was really only useful on servers. Then came the dual core. Once again, it started on servers, but within a couple of years, moved to the desktop. Today you just about cannot buy a computer without a dual core processor.

Next year, we are looking at quad cores….or are we?

Tilera to Introduce 64-Core Processor

This cpu is based on completely new technology. It will not run Windows as Windows stands. But Linux is very adaptable. If the prices on these cores come down as fast as processor pricing in the past, in 5 years we could all be running Linux on our shiny new 64 core computer.

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