MIT engineers create experimental processor with 110 cores

MIT 110 Core Processor

The engineering minds at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology scoff at the eight-core processors being used in the next-generation Xbox and PlayStation consoles. PCWorld reports that MIT scientists have designed an experimental processor that has a whopping 110 cores and that purportedly makes computing vastly faster and more power efficient. The engineers designed the chip’s 110 cores to essentially replace its entire cache with a “shared memory pool” that reduces the amount of traffic inside the chips. The new processor is still in its experimental stages, however, and MIT postgraduate student¬†Mieszko Lis tells PCWorld that “it’s not the kind of thing you buy for Christmas.”

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