Microphotograph of the 110-core MIT Execution Migration Machine chip (Photo: MIT)
Clock speed through the years (Image: B. Dodson)
The off and on states of MOSFET transistors on which most digital circuitry is based (Image: B. Dodson)
A 110-core CPU chip based on a new architecture has been developed that reduces on-chip traffic more than tenfold (Image: Shutterstock)
A 110-core CPU chip has been developed by computer scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The chip is based on a new architecture in which instead of bringing data across the chip to the core that happens to want it, you move the program to the core where the data is stored. In practice, this new architecture reduces the amount of on-chip data exchange tenfold, along with the heat and infrastructure demanded by conventional chip architecture.
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