Princeton Shows Off 25-Core Open Source CPU

Princeton University researchers have just unveiled their latest project - a 25-core Open Source CPU. This little chip can easily be scaled into clusters for major data center usage and the beauty is that it can easily be set up so there are millions of independant cores processing data in conjunction with each other. This is pretty neat stuff and is set to be very affordable as well.

"With Piton, we really sat down and rethought computer architecture in order to build a chip specifically for data centers and the cloud," Wentzlaff said. "The chip we've made is among the largest chips ever built in academia and it shows how servers could run far more efficiently and cheaply."

Source: HotHardware