[erlang-questions] Intel and 80 cores

David Hopwood <>
Sat Sep 30 20:05:32 CEST 2006

Jay Nelson wrote:
> Intel announces an 80 core chip within 5 years.  It will have 20GB of 
> RAM and can perform at 1 TFLOP.
> http://news.com.com/Intel+pledges+80+cores+in+five+years/2100-1006_3-6119618.html?tag=nl
> http://news.com.com/Processor%2C+memory+may+marry+in+future+computers/2100-1006_3-6120547.html?tag=nefd.top
> Just imagine how fast Microsoft Word will be!

Microsoft Word 2011 will be slower, of course ;-)

More seriously, the effect will be to expose bottlenecks that are not
dependent on raw processing throughput. Some applications' performance
is already constrained by disk and network latency.

David Hopwood <>

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