First, the first ZING product is out. Sirius Satellite Radio officially announced the Stiletto 100 yesterday. This is an important new product for Sirius, and the first use of ZING’s technology “in the wild”. More details coming soon, but you can watch the presentation from the DEMOfall 2006 conference here.
Second, at the Intel Developer Forum, Intel showed off a prototype of an 80-core processor, which they expect to have commercially available in 5 years or less. It’s an amusing bit of synchronicity that they announced this a day after my blog post discussing the inevitable adoption of massively-parallel processor designs for the desktop market.