[Beowulf] A look at the 100-core Tilera Gx

Andrew Piskorski atp at piskorski.com
Tue Nov 3 15:27:53 EST 2009


On Tue, Nov 03, 2009 at 06:37:17PM +0100, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> 
> http://www.semiaccurate.com/2009/10/29/look-100-core-tilera-gx/
> A look at the 100-core Tilera Gx
> It's all about the network(s)
> by Charlie Demerjian

It's ironic that while Tilera's own website points out their heritage
from MIT's RAW project, these external magazine articles generally
don't even mention it.  For actual understanding of the technology
it'd probably be more useful to point to and briefly summarize the
extensive and well-written MIT research papers, and then explain what
the company has actually changed since the academic work, and since
Tilera was last in the news with product announcements two years ago
(c. Oct. 2007).

Btw, is anyone commercializing the (related technology) TRIPS
Polymorphic Processor (EDGE architecture) work from the University of
Texas?  It sounded even more interesting and useful than RAW, but (not
being a chip guy at all myself) I had no idea whether that was just
hot air or not.

  http://groups.csail.mit.edu/cag/raw/
  http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~trips/
  http://www.beowulf.org/archive/2007-February/017414.html
  http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2007-October/019617.html
  http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2007-October/019621.html
  http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2007-October/019677.html

-- 
Andrew Piskorski <atp at piskorski.com>
http://www.piskorski.com/
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