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    Just recently, Intel developed a 'Tera Research Chip' to deliver supercomputer-like performance while consuming less electricity.

    And, it was a team of Indian engineers at the Intel India Development Center (IIDC) in Bangalore that played a key role in the development of this fingernail-sized chip.



    The team comprises 20 members, and was led by Vasantha Erraguntla, an Intel veteran, who contributed almost half of the work that went into the chip in terms of logic, circuit and physical design, while the rest was done at the company's other lab located at Oregon.

    Talking about the achievement, Erraguntla said it feels great to lead and be part of a team that is contributing to Intel's global innovation and to the future of technology. The capabilities of Indian engineering talent have been established without a doubt.

    The 80-core chip is the result of Intel's "Tera-scale computing" research aimed at delivering Teraflops (trillions of calculations per second) performance for future PCs and servers. It is the world's first programmable processor from a single, 80-core chip, using only 62 watts of electricity, less than many single-core processors today.

    IIDC was set up in 1998, and is Intel's largest non-manufacturing site outside of the US. Reportedly, Indian engineers at IIDC work on the design of chips and chip sets, reference designs, system software and packaging technologies, and have full ownership of the development of key Intel chips for the server and mobile market.
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 11:36 PM

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