[erlang-questions] Intel and 80 cores
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.
> 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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