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Simulating Tomorrow's Chips

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Xilinx field-programmable gate array

Photo of a Xilinx field-programmable gate array, or FPGA.

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Most computer chips today have anywhere from four to 10 separate cores, or processing units, which can work in parallel, increasing the chips' efficiency. But the chips of the future are likely to have hundreds or even thousands of cores.

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