A single chip more powerful than 17,000 quad-core!


Researchers at the University of Idaho have developed a super-chip which makes even the newest Intel or AMD look antique.
The chip has been particularly produced for NASA, having a processing power more than 17,000 quad core together.
Very interesting is that the super-processor consumes only 120 watts, or 0.03% of what would normally require the 17,000 quads. Impressive and incredible, but true. And the project was accomplished in difficult conditions, engineers having limited access to one of IBM old factories, where were made 90-nm processors.
The processor will be used to link 588 antennas, under Geostar project, which is aiming to observe hurricanes in the United States.

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