Upstart massively multicore chip designer Tilera has divulged the details on its upcoming third generation of Tile processors, which will sport from 16 to 100 cores on a single die. That will give Tilera bragging rights for cramming the most general purpose computing cores onto a die, although graphics chip makers are already …
VMWare. Man, 100 cores would make a great box for an ESX server, even if they are a pokey 1.5 GHz each.
Freedom to innovate...
Wow! Tilera shows what smart designers can do when they don't have the x86-compatibility ball-and-chain around the ankle. And Linux helps this happen, because it gives any startup with an oddball processor a portable but featureful software stack cheaply.
@ Pirate Dave
Yeah, that would be the case if they were x86 which it appears from the article they're not. Then again, do VMWare have a MIPS build?
So like Sun's niagara processors are not multicore?
They've got an 8 thread/core, 8 core chip now out in the market,
there's a 8 thread/core 16 core chip in the lab now. I've seen it.
WTF? Is x86 the only arch that matters these days?
Is intel secretly funding el-reg? I think so.
Sort of like ibm and eweek I guess. These AH's that don't play by the rules
pocket these chump rags where ever they can