World’s First 1,000-core CPU that runs off an AA battery

The United States Defense Department-funded researchers at the University of California, Davis, and at IBM have built a prototype 1,000-chip processor that they say is the most energy-efficient multi-core processor ever built.

Now, not only does the new UC Davis chip pack 1,000 cores, but the researchers also claim it is capable of being tuned to run off the equivalent of a single AA battery. They say it can perform 115 billion instructions per second while dissipating 0.7W.

The researchers have also created a compiler and mapping toolset for programming the chip.

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