Scientists develop world’s first 1000-processor microchip named Kilo-core

The scientists have developed d a microchip, named KiloCore that has 1000 independent programmable processors.

The microchip is the world’s first 1,000-processor chip and has the highest clock-rate processor ever designed at the university level.

Key Facts

  • KiloCore microchip has been designed by a team scientist from the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • It contain around 621 million transistors and was fabricated by tech giant IBM using their 32 nm (nanometre) CMOS technology.
  • It is the most energy-efficient chip which has maximum computation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second.
  • It can execute around 115 billion instructions per second by dissipating only 0.7 Watts of energy.
  • Each core processor on the chip is independently programmable and runs an average maximum clock frequency of 1.78 GHz.
  • It has potential to save energy when not needed as each processor is independently clocked and it can shut itself down.
  • Applications: Wireless coding/decoding, Video processing and Encryption etc.

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