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80 isn't nearly enough

What an exciting week this has been. We unleashed the 'Era of Tera' by showcasing the world’s first programmable processor that can deliver Teraflops performance with remarkable energy efficiency.

February 12, 2007 by Justin Rattner

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Polaris Points the Way to Terascale Computing

Two months ago at the Intel Developer Forum, Intel’s CEO, Paul Otellini, unveiled a 300mm wafer that contained hundreds of massively multi-core prototype processors each consisting of 80 simple, but programmable floating-point cores. While it was an early wafer fresh from Intel’s Fab 24 in Ireland, it generated a lot of attention and discussion in the press.

December 18, 2006 by Justin Rattner

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Mind the Gap

In the not too distant future, we can expect to see magnetic disk drives relegated to the role that tape drives play today

December 4, 2006 by Justin Rattner

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Cool Codes

I firmly believe that we are sitting on a plateau just waiting for the next order-of-magnitude leap in computer performance and capability to unleash a new age of application innovation

September 1, 2006 by Justin Rattner

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The end of applications?

Sometimes someone says something at a conference that really knocks me for a loop. Such was the case at the High Performance Computer Architecture Conference last year.

August 10, 2006 by Justin Rattner

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Your Cards and Letters

I’m optimistic that we will see the programming breakthroughs in the next few years that will make it much easier to write efficient, correct, and modular programs for multi-core processors

July 7, 2006 by Justin Rattner

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The green flash

When the prospect of doing a blog came across my screen, I turned to my most trusted advisor on such matters, one of my 19-year old twin boys...

June 26, 2006 by Justin Rattner

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