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This Is The World’s First 1000-Core Processor

It is called Kilocore and it contains 1,000 independent programmable processors designed by a team at the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

To the layman, this is just gibberish, but imagine your device being able to handle 115 billion instructions per second while using 0.7W of power?

1000-core processor

1000-core processor


Yup! It is the highest clock rate processor ever designed in a university and that is not all, it is also capable of shutting itself down when not in use.

Still gibberish, right?

Please, say no.

What if I told you that this processor can be powered by a single AA battery thanks to its energy efficiency? In case you have forgotten what an AA battery looks like, see it below:



Now are you amazed?

The UC Davis researchers say that their chip executes instructions 100 times more efficiently than a modern laptop processor. Applications already developed for the chip include wireless coding/decoding, video processing, encryption, and others involving large amounts of parallel data such as scientific data applications and datacenter record processing.

Of course, this isn’t something that can be plugged into any device, just yet. But just imagine the possibilities this could generate in the future.


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  1. ỌBÁDÁRÀ June 20, 2016

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