In 2005, the world's first multicore consumer CPUs became commercially available. In 2007, Intel introduced their first quad-core processors and predicted that the number of cores would continue doubling and reach 64 cores by 2011. The following graph shows this prediction and the actual number of cores that shipped on Intel's CPUs:
Interesting to see how big the discrepancy is now. We were supposed to get 64-core CPUs last year but, instead, the widest Intel CPUs shipping in Dell desktops today have just 6 cores and the widest Intel CPUs available have just 10 cores. After Larrabee and the SCC, Intel are now hyping a Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture but a consumer version has yet to materialise.