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What would you do with a 48 core chip?

INQuiry AMD runs Magny Core competition
Mon Mar 08 2010, 15:59

CHIP MAKER AMD has launched a competition looking for potential applications for a 48 core chip.

The firm is planning to launch the processors this month and in support of this has launched a Blue Peter style competition looking for essays, videos, or blog posts documenting how you might use 48 cores.

Living somewhere between a more conventional quad-core or six-core processor and a highly parallelised GPU, a 48 core CPU would offer some interesting computational prospects and we'll be interested to know what you think they would be best suited for.

We can't offer much more than a congratulatory pat on the back and the admiration of fellow readers, but AMD is promising four new AMD Opteron processors Model 6174, 12-core (2.2 GHz), a TYAN S8812 motherboard, and one copy of Windows Server 2008 to the winner of its competition.

You have until the 24 March to enter the competition and the winner will be announced on 15 April. µ


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