A team of researchers from University of California, Davis, have built a 1000-core processor capable of high-level parallel processing.
Boasting 621 million transistors and a maximum computation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second, the microchip features the first 1,000-core CPU ever built and is the highest clock-rate processor ever designed in a university.
The KiloCore chip was created by IBM, using a relatively old 32nm CMOS manufacturing process.
Each processor core is independently clocked, and the cores operate at an average maximum clock frequency of 1.78GHz.
The KiloCore chip uses only 0.7 Watts to compute 115 billion instructions per second, meaning that it can be powered by a single AA battery.
The 1000-core processor built by UC Davis is the most power-efficient multi-core processor ever built and is 100 times more powerful than a modern laptop processor.