Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Now, a chip that makes computers 20 times faster

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A computer chip ultra-fast 20 times faster than those found in current desktop computers has been created by scientists. 

Modern PCs have a processor with two, four or sometimes 16 cores to perform tasks. But the central processing unit (CPU)), developed by the researchers actually had 1,000 cores on a single chip, Daily Mail reported Tuesday. 

The developments could usher in a new era of high-speed computing in the coming years for home users frustrated with the slow-running systems. And the new "super" team is much greener than modern machines, using much less power, despite its high speed.