“Kilo-Core” World’S First 1000-Processor Microchip [ Current Affairs ]
KiloCore the scientists have developed a microchip, named that has the world’s first 1000 independent programmable processors has been developed by the scientists with highest clock-rate processor ever designed at the university level.
- A team of scientist from the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has designed the KiloCore microchip.
- Around 621 million transistors it comprise and it was contrived by tech giant IBM using their 32 nm (nanometer) CMOS technology.
- This Chip is the greatest energy-efficient which has maximum calculation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second.
- It can complete about 115 billion guidelines per second by concluding only 0.7 Watts of energy.
- Each core processor on the chip is separately programmable and runs a regular maximum clock frequency of 1.78 GHz.
- It has conceivable to save energy when not required as each processor is self-sufficiently clocked and it can shut the situation down.
- Wireless coding/decoding
- Video processing
- Complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) is a constructing integrated circuits technology which is used in microprocessors, microcontrollers, static RAM, and other digital logic circuits.
- CMOS technology is also used for numerous analog circuits Viz. image sensors (CMOS sensor), data converters, and highly integrated transceivers for many types of communication.
- Frank Wanlass patented CMOS in 1963 while working for Fairchild Semiconductor.
- Published on: June 28, 2016