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Analysis: Has Intel found the key to unlock supercomputing powers on the desktop?

Quietly but surely, we are heading into a new computing era that will bring one of the most dramatic changes the IT industry has seen. Acceleration technologies will inject lots of horsepower into the CPU, increasing the performance capability of the microprocessor not just by 10 or 20%, but in some cases by up to 100x. These new technologies, which are expected to become widely available through heterogeneous multi-core processors, create challenges for software developers – but Intel claims to have found a way to make the transition easy.

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Bleyd3595d ago

That sounds strangely familiar. What was it about the Cell processor that made everyone think that it wasn't as good as a "true" multi-core processor? Oh yeah, that's right. It was because the Cell processor didn't have identical cores like earlier versions of Intel's processors.

BIadestarX3595d ago

I don't think they would just steal cell technology and not think about the patents... but one thing that I believe is very important and it would probably have an advantage over the cell.... "create challenges for software developers – but Intel claims to have found a way to make the transition easy.".... imagine... the power of the cell and the fexibility and ease of today CPU? Heck I'm in!

THAMMER13595d ago

Once they got a grip on this I expect to see even greater games this generation. This further proves that developers are just touching the surface of the PS3 and 360.

This is an awesome time to be a gamer.