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Massively Multicore Processor Runs Linux

Aug 21, 2007, 13:30 (3 Talkback[s])

"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..."

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