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Quanta opens servers to 100-core Tilera

Nov 02, 2009, 15:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy Prickett Morgan)

"The company has just lined up $25m in its C round of funding, which includes $10m from Quanta Computer, the Taiwanese PC maker that is the volume leader in notebook manufacturing in the world. And as Tilera has confirmed to El Reg, Quanta is going to use Tilera chips to build servers.

"As it turns out, one of the reasons why Tilera announced its future Tile-Gx family of 100-core mesh processors last week, a year before they are coming to market, is because the company had closed is third round of financing, bringing in a total of $64m to date. And Tilera is pretty chuffed about getting the money and expanding its market from security and video conference appliances to cloud servers.

""There are a lot of bodies by the roadside, companies that didn't make it, and the closing of the C round in under a month makes us feel confident," says Bob Doud, director of marketing, referring to the IT startups that were knocked by the drying up of venture capital in the wake of the economic meltdown."

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