Intel engineer Timothy Mattson tells how the company's 48-core Single-chip Cloud Computer could theoretically scale to 1,000 cores.
Hector handles 63 trillion calculations per second, the equivalent processing power of 12,000 desktops. But it can't touch Blue Gene/L.
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Chipmaker wants to get PC tech into places it currently doesn't dominate: consumer electronics and telecommunications equipment.
CEO Paul Otellini reveals plans at IDF to ship a "teraflop" processor around the end of decade with 80 cores.
Researchers at the chipmaker are still attuned to boosting chip performance but are also investigating how people use their products.
Hector will have top speed of 100 teraflops and be used by British scientists in their research.
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Blue Gene/L already is the world's fastest supercomputer, according to the Top500 list that ranks such machines.