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Intel pushes 50-core chip

The world's largest chip maker, Intel is drumming up support for its latest 50-core Knights Corner and Xeon E5 server chips, PC World has reported. The new processors are key elements in the company's plans to scale performance while reducing power consumption moving toward an exascale supercomputer by 2018. Both chips are being paired in a supercomputer called Stampede, which will be deployed in 2013 at the Texas Advanced Computing Centre at the University of Texas. The supercomputer will deliver peak performance of 10 petaflops (or 10,000 trillion operations per second).