In the next five to 10 years, when your desktop PC, your laptop or your mobile devices will turn into supercomputing workstations, you will have Mumbai-born tech whiz Nitin Borkar and his Intel teams at Oregon, USA and Bangalore to thank. On Tuesday, Borkar, engineering manager at Intelâ€™s Microprocessor Technology Labs, unveiled the worldâ€™s fastest, most energy-efficient microprocessor â€” an 80-core chip the size of fingernail that can perform trillions of operations per second.
â€œOur research team has kept Mooreâ€™s Law alive,â€ Borkar said during an exclusive interview with DNA. Mooreâ€™s Law, postulated by Intelâ€™s co-founder Gordon Moore,
essentially says that microprocessors will double in capacity and halve in price every 18 months. Ever since the â€œlawâ€ was put forward, technologists across the world have feared one thing: what if the space runs out on a microprocessor? Leaps in computing technology by Intel and rival AMD such as the dual core and quad core processors were considered significant, but neither comes close to the Teraflop Research Processor
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