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 600 GHz Supercomputer PCs, anyone?

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Date posted: 10/12/2003

NEC Corporation, Japan's computer giant, has announced a breakthrough in transistor design. Their newly developed transistor "is only 1/18th the size of the most common transistor now in mass production". With these, a typical CPU one square centimeter across, would be able to hold 40 billion transistors, or 150 times the current amount. This would mean that huge supercomputers, which are capable of making 600 billion calculations a second, (600 GHz) would be no bigger than ordinary PC towers - which would likely then be slaved together to create mammoth supercomputers, and super fast PCs. NEC still needs to create the production lines to mass-produce these transistors, but expects to mass produce them by 2020.

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