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Upstart mega-multicore chip maker Tilera has not yet started sampling its future Tile-Gx 3000 series of server processors, and companies have already locked in orders for the chips. That is how eagerly hyperscale data center operators are anticipating some alternative to power-hungry Xeon processors from Intel and Opteron …

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  1. Tom 7 Silver badge

    Each core burns 1/2 watt!

    Give me a 36 core in a handheld that runs on a couple of processors while on battery and then pops up to say '42' when I plug in the recharger - Angry Birds in 6D...

  2. Michael H.F. Wilkinson Silver badge

    Sounds interesting

    Given the speed-up we get on 24 core machines, I would like to pit them against these machines

  3. envmod
    Terminator

    cyberdyne

    that processor looks a lot like the one that used to be in arnie's T-600 and was left in that factory :0

  4. King1Con

    Looks like the T Strategy

    Looks like the strategy used to develop the SPARC T-line of processors... right down to the embedded 10 GigE

    What's old is new again!

    1. toughluck
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      Why doesn't Tilera compare their CPU to SPARC?

      Interestingly, Tilera didn't seem to show whether there are any advantages in the merge-sort when compared to a SPARC T3 CPU. Since T3 is also made on 40 nm, the comparison would make sense in that regard, especially since both CPUs are RISC designs.

  5. BozNZ
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    Competition is good

    I really wonder what would be powering our PC's now if Intel had no competition?

  6. Captain TickTock
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    And can it...

    ... run Crysis IV...?

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