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Intel quad cores are out in the alien wild

Another day, another planet
Wed Aug 16 2006, 20:10
A NOTE at SETI Home seems to suggest that Intel's "Kentsfield" quad core CPUs are way closer than anyone could have reasonably expected.

Yesterday we reported that Intel had brought quad core Intel Kentsfield, probably not kicking and screaming, into quarter four of this year.

See Intel pulls quad core Kentsfield into Q4.

A message, emanating from Seti's "People's Republic of Berkeley" appears to claim that a Quad Core 2 is already working on solving the eternal conundrum of whether life exists off this planet. In 100 years cockroaches will probably be wondering if life exists on this planet, if the worst prognostications come true.

The chap's computer summary, here shows generic details of some strange system but is attributed to Intel's performance site in the United States.

Yes, it's true, one swallow does not a summer make, but seems to the absurdly cynical amongst us that Kentsfield is in the wild, and roaring for the aliens to say: "Hello World". µ


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