Leaked Intel Documents – Carbon Nano Processors
Mashable reported less than an hour ago on some leaked documents from Intel on the Ivy Bridge processors, which are scheduled for release Q1/Q2 of 2012. The upper-end spectrum of the Ivy Bridge processors are purported to be running close to 4Ghz and will be pushing the limits of silicone based processors. One interesting note they pointed out was on IBM's research and conversion of current silicon factories to produce carbon nano-tube based processors, which can operate very close to the physical limitations of binary processors.
This stuff keeps reminding me of the Borg and their nanoprobes – microscopic robots with the ability to reproduce and reprogram biological and technological items…and assimilate.