Massively Multicore Processor Runs Linux
Aug 21, 2007, 13:30 (3 Talkback[s])
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"A startup founded by an MIT professor claims to have 'solved
the fundamental challenges associated with multicore scalability.'
Tilera's first products include a 64-core Tile64 SoC
(system-on-chip), PCIe Express add-in board for networking and
video-processing applications, multicore-optimized Linux libraries,
and an Eclipse-based multicore development environment toolset.
"Fabbed on 90nm process technology at TMSC, the Tile64 chip is
'the first in a family of chips that can scale to hundreds and even
thousands of cores,' Tilera said. The company plans to bake a
120-core version on 65nm technology in the future, it added..."