Intel Developing 48-Core Processors for Mobiles
In a time where dual-core smartphones are becoming commonplace, Intel has commenced development of many-core processors meant for mobile devices such as tablets, phones, and ultrabooks. The technology is built on 48 processing cores and could be adopted in the next five to ten years, which may finally blur the lines between a desktop computer and a smartphone. "This could really open up our concept of what is a computer... The phone would be smart enough to not just be a computer but it could be my computer," remarked analyst Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights and Strategy. Tasks will be shared between the numerous low-powered cores, which Intel thinks can be more energy-efficient than using just a few cores. While that much computing prowess is staggering, Intel's SCC (single-chip cloud computer) is still under an experimental stage, but is nonetheless a promising peek into the possible future of mobiles.