[Beowulf] 64-core processor...

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 08:28:16 PDT 2007


>From Slashdot I picked up on PCMag's
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2173203,00.asp which describes Tilera's
64-core processor. (Tilera is apparently an MIT spinoff.) They say their
first customers are network swtiches and "CGI render farms".

Each core has it's own tiny router, "iMesh".

A price mentined is $435 ($7/core sounds nice, doesnn't it?) for quantity
10K, which makes me wonder if 100 sites could each take 100 chips from a
collaboration (still too much for my budget).

Booting Linux is mentioned but not specified, the article expresses some
doubt that a full kernel is meant.

Just a curiousity.

Peter
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