Intel To Introduce Terahertz Chips?

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Subject: Intel To Introduce Terahertz Chips?

Here's a snazzy article over at MSNBC discussing Intel's introduction to the technology behind chips that may eventually rate in the Terahertz. Exactly how fast is a chip rated in Terahertz?

Processors will contain a billion transistors (compared with 42 million today on a Pentium 4) switching off and on a trillion times a second. In human terms, it would take a person 15,000 years to flip a light switch a trillion times, Willoner said. Current transistors top out at 100 billion operations per second
Ok, forget liquid cooled computers, I'm thinking hydrogen if not liquid oxygen to cool these puppies off!

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