Intel has introduced a new 22nm chip, codenamed Knights Corner. They will apparently run alongside each other in HPC systems. 22nm sounds pretty small, but when you consider that 1nm is between 2 and 22 or so atoms (Depending on the atoms used), it’s still quite big on an atomic scale.

It does make me wonder how soon we will be reaching 10 or less nanometers, and how getting so close to atomic sizes will have an effect in the quantum scale of things.

How soon will we get that small I wonder, especially since the first transistors have been made out of individual atoms.

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