The Flemish professor, Wim Vanderbauwhede, who is now connected to the Scottish University of Glasgow, working together with fellow wizzards of the University of Massachusetts, squeezed 1000 cores in a single chip. Of course, the chip is not ready for consumers, but is was tested calculating an MPEG algorithm at a speed of 5Gbps. The result was an amazing 20 times faster than any desktop processor used today.
They used a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) what sounds great but what I want to know is how it will implement in an omni consumers product?
Were were the g'old days when I invested my last cash in an overwhelmingly fast but (for those days) fairly priced Cyrix DLC processor? That was a beeped-up 386 processor that was capable of handling 486 (32 bits) instructions at a raging speed up to 40 Mhz in it's (of cource) single core.
If those days, one would say that less than 25 years later, a Flemish guy would squeeze 1000 cores in a single chip, I would call it blasphemy. As if one would say that there is more than one universum.
By the way,... scientists ltoday accept the idea of a multiversum.
It's now as elementary as a 1000 core chip.
So,... never claim to know the ultimate truth, never say never, never call an idea blasphemy.