Cloud on a chip: Sometimes the best hypervisor is none at all   • The Register

In spite of yesterday’s news about Intel’s “3D” transistor in its up and coming 22nm production fab, there’s other Intel research still ongoing that might prove to be groundbreaking as well. I’m talking about the experimental 80 core intel cpu that followed on from Intel’s failed attempt at a graphics processor, the i740 and it’s follow-up the Larrabee. The latter gpu notably was created using a bunch of general purpose Intel Pentium 54c cores, shrunk down and crammed together on a PCI card. From Larrabee sprung the 80 core cpu research, which shrank to 48 cores and now 24.

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