Sunday, February 21, 2010

Intel's cloud chip and physicalization

Per Intel's CTO Justin Rattner, Intel is working on a single chip cloud computer
  • Parts of the chip will be powered down when not in use
  • First iteration involves a 48 core processor that consumes 25 - 125 watts
  • New term invented "physicalization" which means dedicating one or more cores to a specific application or portion of the application. This is completely opposite to "virtualization" which means running applications on whatever processor resources are available
For complete story, see this Forbes article