[Beowulf] Tilera targets Intel, AMD with 100-core processor

Mark Hahn hahn at mcmaster.ca
Wed Oct 28 14:57:27 EDT 2009


> open up that package a lot more will be known.  PCI-e
> seems to be an issue but there are some other links
> on the part that might let large memory high internal bandwidth
> systems be built.

indeed.  it's interesting to consider a small board with one tilera chip,
4x 64b ddr3/2133 dimms, and 8x 10G links (let's just suppose it's an 8d 
hypercube with sfp+ copper links).  6400 cores in a box at <4kw?

the 100x chips is 2011 though: the upcoming chip is only 36-core,
which makes it an interesting comparison to intel larrabee (rumored 
to also have 4x64b memory, and 32-48 cores in 2010.)
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