Intel has unveiled a prototype chip that packs 48 separate processing cores on to a chunk of silicon the size of a postage stamp.
Intel has confirmed that the company will be releasing a 15-core chip called Ivytown, based on Ivy Bridge architecture designed for use in high-end servers.
The 15-core chip brings Intel close to AMD, which has plugged 16 cores into its latest Opteron 6300 chips.
Intel engineer spills the beans
Intel's next-generation Cannonlake consumer-targeted processors could be the chip to leap from quad-core designs for the great unwashed.
An Intel engineer has been caught boasting on this Linkedin profile that he had a hand in Cannonlake system-on-chip (SoC) parts which integrated four, six, or eight processing cores with a Con