Tilera to Double Processor Cores Every Two Years


Posted on 24th June 2010 by cloudhostingguy in Cloud Hosting

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Well DUH.  Don’t we double what we can do in the computing world every two years anyways? Tilera’s TILEPro64(TM) processor was selected by Quanta Computer Inc. to create the world’s best performance-per-watt cloud server, packing 512 cores in a 2U server under 400 watts. Next year, Tilera will bring to market the TILE-Gx family with 100 cores in 40 nm process technology, and in 2013, Tilera will offer its 200-core processor, codenamed Stratton, in 28 nm. These products will enable customers to provide 20,000 cores per-rack in 2011 and 40,000 cores per-rack by 2013.

“Providing multiples of performance density and power efficiency in a standard environment is a significant breakthrough that will take cloud computing to the next level,” said Mark J. Barrenechea, SGI CEO. “SGI has been a pioneer in disruptive datacenters technologies. We are working with Tilera to bring this compelling technology to our customers across HPC, cloud, and government market segments.”

“Yesterday’s solutions of bigger and higher frequency cores have become today’s power and density problems. Tilera is providing the new thinking that solves these fundamental issues and allows cloud computing to grow unbounded,” said Omid Tahernia, President and CEO, Tilera Corporation. “Tilera’s technology integrates hundreds of general purpose cores on the same chip, with cache coherence, virtualization, and high speed I/O. Our products are providing breakthrough density today and we will double that with every generation.”

Tilera will be demonstrating its newly-announced S2Q server, developed by Quanta Computer Inc., on June 22-24 at Velocity 2010 in Santa Clara, Calif., and on June 23-24 at Structure 2010 in San Francisco.

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