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A team of researchers from the University of California, Davis, have designed a microchip with 1,000 processors with each beaing able to run independently.

The KiloCore processor is capable of tackling 1.78 trillion instructions per second, making it the highest clock-rate processor ever designed in a university.

Since each processor can run on its own and shut down when not in use, the KiloCore can use energy so efficiently that it can be powered by a single AA battery.

The researchers say that their chip executes instructions more than 100 times more efficiently than any modern laptop processor.

Incase you are wondering what a Kilocore processor can do,  think about Big Data.