72-core processorThe company Tilera, a promising newcomer to the market of microprocessors continues to surprise the market with sverhmnogoyadernymi developments.

The company today announced a new multi-core processor, in which the number of cores has been increased to 72, and reported that in the future the company will release a chip that will have more than 100 cores.

Naturally, such chips are not designed to use in the calculation of general purpose, as modern applications simply can not parallelize the thread data in a hundred streams. Tilera to say that their chips have one significant feature: Although the individual core is not particularly powerful, in aggregate, these cores can handle completely different data simultaneously. This is very useful, for example, network switches, network devices as required to handle the traffic from dozens of clients at once. Continue reading