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Researchers ­nveil Experimental 36-Core Chip

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36-core chip

The MIT researchers' new 36-core chip is "tiled," meaning it simply repeats the same circuit layout 36 times. Tiling makes multicore chips much easier to design.

Credit: The researchers

The more cores—or processing units—a computer chip has, the bigger the problem of communication between cores becomes.

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