Intel today announced a new research program that aims to develop “future platforms that will develop capabilities well beyond those of today’s computers.” The program, named “tera scale computing research” involves about 80 projects and “hundreds of researchers” around the globe, Intel said. Within 10 years, the company hopes, the initiative will create processors with “10’s or even 100’s of cores.”
“Once in a generation an opportunity like this comes along to bring dramatically improved computing benefits to millions of people,” said Justin Rattner, Intel’s chief technology officer. He believes that new and more powerful platforms will enable what he describes as user-aware computing or applications that show human-like characteristics.
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