Intel to release new OCTOGON processor
Posted by Alex on 13th, 2008
Intel just launched their their Core 2 Extreme Quad processor - amazing specs and and incredible price (Iím saying incredible because itís tooooo much, their QX9775, the top of the range model starts from $1,600 and that is way to much). But that was not enough for Intel. They are at it again. They will launch a new generation processor by the end of this year called the Octogon.
We donít have to much data about the Octogon yet, all we know is that itís gonna be 2 quad-core processors in one, meaning 8 cores on the same chip. The Core4SE 4688 will feature a 38 nm technology, a L2 cache of 20 MB, front side bus 2200 Mhz and a clock speed of 5.66 Ghz (that is really sick). The new desktop processor will go into production this autumn and we expect to see it in stores by the end of the year - although I think itís gonna cost a truckload of money.
I guess a RED 4k edit suite really WILL be feasible on a Mac.
20 Mmeg cache, 5.6 gHZ!!!!!!!!! 2.2 gHz bus......
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By quantum I don't mean some sort of star trek deal. It is ultra hard to explain...and in all honesty I don't really understand it. It is though, an entirely new dimension as to how the computer will process code. The efficiency is supposed to go right through the roof.
I have read several articles on BBC.COM and some throughout the web on computer journals and stuff. NASA has already invested into the Swiss based company, I believe, that is heading the development of such technology.
Yes but not for desktop - it's for solving certain types of problems simultaneously
A traditional computer represents information as binary bits: either 1 or 0. In a quantum computer, each bit of information ó called a qubit ó can hold the 1 and 0 state simultaneously. This means one qubit can represent 00, 11, 01 and 10.
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It's a small advantage made theoretically astounding when applied exponentially. Two qubits can represent 16 values, four qubits can represent 256, six qubits can represent 4096, and so on. Problems that would have taken years to solve on a traditional computer could theoretically take seconds on a quantum box.
Wasn't IBM also on the verge of a new type of processor that was going to replace the physical traces/wires inside a CPU with LIGHT? Because of the physical barriers to electron flow, they were going to bypass the physical limites of the tiny tracers inside a CPU and have paths of light instead.