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.