Leaps and Bounds: 32­Core Processors Will Soon Be A Reality

The technology sector is always advancing. The first computer ever, called the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), was announced in 1946 and heralded as a “giant brain” by the press. This computer weighed 27 tons, took up 1800 square feet of space in a large room, consumed 150 kilowatts of power, and ran on a single core 100 kilohertz (kHz) processor. In the very near future, we will have computers running on 32­core 3­gigahertz (GHz) processors. It would take 960,000 ENIAC computers to equal the power of computers coming out in the near future. Read More