Intel Chip: 1,000,000,000,000 calculations per second.


macrumors 601
Original poster
Aug 17, 2007
Intel has created a chip that can perform 1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) calculations per second. In 1996, to perform the same amount of calculations, it took 72 cabinets of servers to achieve the same feat. Human ingenuity at its finest!

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macrumors demi-god
May 5, 2008
The Misty Mountains
1000's of parallel processors? My understanding is that the Ghz speed of current technology chips caps out around 3Ghz due to heat, and the only way to increase this is by adding parallel processing. (I did not read the link.)


macrumors G3
Feb 26, 2011
New England, USA
While I don't claim to fully understand it - isn't this an example of Moore's Law. If so, wouldn't Moore's Law predict that in 11/2 or 2 years that number should go to 2 trillion calculations per second?!:eek: :D
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