I remember when Pong looked like the future.

Today, 1000 cores?

Seems that it may be possible:

The architecture for the Intel 48-core Single Chip Cloud Computer (SCC) processor is “arbitrarily scalable,” said Intel researcher Timothy Mattson, during a talk at the Supercomputer 2010 conference being held this week in New Orleans.

“This is an architecture that could, in principle, scale to 1,000 cores,” he said. ” I can just keep adding, adding, adding cores.”

I have to wonder what one would need so many cores for. That is a heck of a lotta tweets…