This Crazy 64-Core Processor Wants to Be in Your Smartphone

(GIZMODO): Chip company Adapteva has a crazy notion: Let’s turn our smartphones into veritable supercomputers. And the way to do it? Up the ante in processing power. Not with just dual-core or quad-core processors. No, their Epiphany IV chip has a monstrous 64 cores. The Epiphany IV isn’t a system-on-a-chip like, say, the Apple A5 or even the new NVIDIA Kal-El chips. It can’t hold an operating system. Rather, it’s a co-processor that’ll work alongside the chips that already power our phones to provide up to now unheard of power. The idea is to accelerate and enhance processes like like gesture recognition and facial recognition, and perhaps create a few new experiences in the process. Full Article