KiloCore's is the first processor with 1,000 cores, it can operate with only one AA battery.


More cores in many cases does not mean better performance - for many personal mobile devices the most important rule is to speed up the very core. However, the world of server processors, the core play the most important role, and this processor that we are reviewing today have 1,000.

The chip is a design of scientists from the University of California and its main feature is that each core is a separate processor that can be fully extinguished if not in use. This makes the whole chip extremely economical - it can be powered from only one AA battery and is 100 times more efficient than standard notebook processors.

The processor can deliver very high accrual power, to 1.78 trillion instructions per second (115 billion instructions with a consumption of only 0,7 W), making it the fastest chip developed by the University so far. Impressive are its dimensions - 7.94 to 7,82 mm, or 18 processors 1 millimeter

The chip is made by Intel with a rather old process CMOS size of transistors of 32 nm and has a total of 621 million transistors. Each core of KiloCore works on 1,78 GHz, which is a fairly high speed for a chip with that many cores. The newer transistor technology with the size of 14 nm or 10 would dramatically improve its performance.


This kind of chips are great for special software encryption, That are used by companies like Google, Microsoft and Apple so they can protect your personal information. KiloCore can be particularly useful for such applications because it has extremely low power consumption, its good news that we have possibility of "cutting" in the software algorithms and computation of all 1,000 cores at once.

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