godson-3

By: Albert S

The Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Computing Technology (ICT) developed the Godson-3, a x86 “simulating” chip that is scalable (4 core version in 2009) and largely compatible with Intel-based applications.

The interesting thing is that royalty fees are not required since the chip is simulating and not copying Intel technology. A huge army of ultra-low cost chips developed by a country with tremendous resources? I’m sure the folks at Intel are taking serious note.

Read more about it at Technology Review.



albert