Intel CTO Optimistic About Many-core Processors

World’s leading Chipmaker Intel Corp.’s chief technology officer Justin Rattner has predicted that the day is not too far away when the chip industry will witness many-core processors replacing their older ‘multicore’ siblings.

According to him, the transition process from multicore to many-core is not going to be that complicated as it was previously anticipated.

Many-core processors will feature a far greater number of cores in comparison to the existing multicore technology, thus ensuring a much faster speed and higher efficiency.

Rattner demonstrated some of the parallel processing technologies developed by Intel, in the recently held Intel Developer’s Forum in San Francisco.

The CTO did not forget to remind the attendees of the conference how he unveiled the company’s first line of core 2 dual core processors five years back at the same platform.

Barely half a decade has gone by, and the company is already offering four core i7 chips for desktops, as well as Xenon processors featuring 6 and 10 cores.

"It seems like multicore just took off. Now, we are just at the beginning of the age of many-core processors," Rattner said during the event, according to this report by The Register.