What are your thoughts on how the maturing of this Intel cloud on a chip technology will affect the cloud business model. Esp. when you consider the following;
· Data processing power
· Modeling & Graphics power
· Ability to have massive scalability on one client/server
· Limitations and cost of wide of pipes for business (residential is already highly limited even in more advanced urban/city areas)
How long until a data center can be shrunk onto a chip? And then what can we do with data centers, as we’d be able to build data centers made out of dozens of these (replacing the virtualized 2-8 core servers that exist today).
“Intel Labs has created an experimental “Single-chip Cloud Computer,” (SCC) a research microprocessor containing the most Intel Architecture cores ever integrated on a silicon CPU chip – 48 cores. It incorporates technologies intended to scale multi-core processors to 100 cores and beyond, such as an on-chip network, advanced power management technologies and support for “message-passing.”
Architecturally, the chip resembles a cloud of computers integrated into silicon.