36 cores isn't enough for your chip? Try 72. Tilera's new Gx72 processor isn't for mainstream computing, but more and more server work happens on special-purpose machines. This chip is designed for network chores such as scrutinizing network packets, checking for network intrusions, and streaming video.
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- And here I was thinking it was destined for a mobile device (not entirely tongue in cheek)Feb 19, 2013
- Interesting.. Really Interesting. Wonder how it stacks up against the current players i.e. Intel, AMD and NvidiaFeb 19, 2013
- Probably pretty competitive, but in a relatively narrow niche. For general-purpose computing, probably not competitive.Feb 19, 2013
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By the way, there is nothing new under the sun. In 2004 Cisco announced the CRS-1 router. It was powered by many copies of a custom SoC, each of which contained 192 32b Xtensa processors. And I'm sure we weren't the first to go this way.Feb 19, 2013