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Daveway
Oct 7, 2004, 03:35 PM
Look at this new processor that has been developed. So much for dual core. Also, look at the price tag!
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/0,39020330,39169311,00.htm

Mr. Anderson
Oct 7, 2004, 03:47 PM
Hoff, though, added that Avebury isn't for bargain hunters. A workstation that contains a dual-Avebury card will likely cost around $50,000.

That's quite a chunk of change, but a dual card mean 192 processors, so you're basically getting 1 processor for $260.

I'd love to see this approach taken by Apple and IBM (IBM is making these new chips as well). Even though its running at 250 MHz its still capable of out performing by sheer number of CPUs....

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Mechcozmo
Oct 7, 2004, 06:17 PM
I'd like to see a 96-core PowerMac G5. No more wondering "What is the world's fastest computer?" with that!