Intel’s 48 core single-chip cloud computer one of co-creator is Intel Banglore(INDIA)

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Intel Labs demon­strat­ed an exper­i­men­tal, 48-core Intel proces­sor, This chip is 10 to 20 times the pro­cess­ing pow­er of today’s most pop­u­lar Intel Core-brand­ed proces­sors. It also includes a high-speed on-chip net­work along with new pow­er man­age­ment tech­niques allow all 48 cores to oper­ate extreme­ly ener­gy effi­cient­ly at as low as 25 watts, or at 125 watts at max­i­mum per­for­mance.

Intel Copper Ridge board

Cop­per Ridge moth­er­board run­ning the 48-core proces­sor (Pic­ture cour­tesy of Com­put­er­base)

The long-term goal is to add incred­i­ble scal­ing fea­tures to human-machine inter​faces​.Cloud data cen­ters are com­prised of tens to thou­sands of com­put­ers con­nect­ed by a phys­i­cal cabled net­work, dis­trib­ut­ing large tasks and pro­cess­ing mas­sive datasets in par­al­lel. Intel’s new exper­i­men­tal research chip uses a sim­i­lar approach, Just all the com­put­ers and net­works are inte­grat­ed on a piece of Intel 45nm, high‑k met­al-gate sil­i­con about the size of a postage stamp, dra­mat­i­cal­ly reduc­ing the amount of phys­i­cal com­put­ers need­ed to cre­ate a cloud data cen­ter.

With a chip like this, you could imag­ine a cloud dat­a­cen­ter of the future which will be an order of mag­ni­tude more ener­gy effi­cient than what exists today, sav­ing sig­nif­i­cant resources on space and pow­er costs,” said Justin Rat­tner, head of Intel Labs and Intel’s Chief Tech­nol­o­gy Offi­cer. “Over time, I expect these advanced con­cepts to find their way into main­stream devices, just as advanced auto­mo­tive tech­nol­o­gy such as elec­tron­ic engine con­trol, air bags and anti-lock brak­ing even­tu­al­ly found their way into all cars.”

off-chip sys­tem mem­o­ry. Appli­ca­tions can also dynam­i­cal­ly man­age exact­ly which cores are to be used for a giv­en task at a giv­en time with required mem­o­ry, match­ing the per­for­mance and ener­gy needs to the demands of each.Cores can be turned on and off or change their per­for­mance lev­els, con­tin­u­ous­ly adapt­ing to use the min­i­mum ener­gy need­ed at a giv­en moment.

Intel 48-core Single Chip Cloud Computer

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Intel plans to build more than 100 exper­i­men­tal chips for use by many indus­tri­al and aca­d­e­m­ic research col­lab­o­ra­tors around the world with the goal of devel­op­ing pro­gram­ming mod­els and soft­wares for future many-core proces­sors.

Microsoft is part­ner­ing with Intel to explore new hard­ware and soft­ware archi­tec­tures sup­port­ing next-gen­er­a­tion client plus cloud appli­ca­tions,” said Dan Reed, Microsoft­’s cor­po­rate vice pres­i­dent of Extreme Com­put­ing. “Our ear­ly research with the sin­gle chip cloud com­put­er pro­to­type has already iden­ti­fied many oppor­tu­ni­ties in intel­li­gent resource man­age­ment, sys­tem soft­ware design, pro­gram­ming mod­els and tools, and future appli­ca­tion sce­nar­ios.”

This mile­stone rep­re­sents the lat­est achieve­ment from Intel’s Tera-scale Com­put­ing Research Pro­gram, aimed at break­ing bar­ri­ers to scal­ing future chips to 10s-100s of cores. It was co-cre­at­ed by Intel Labs at its Ban­ga­lore (India), Braun­schweig (Ger­many) and Hills­boro, Ore. (U.S.) research cen­ters. Details on the chip’s archi­tec­ture and cir­cuits are sched­uled to be pub­lished in a paper at the Inter­na­tion­al Sol­id State Cir­cuits Con­fer­ence in Feb­ru­ary.