Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2007 19:20 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "A new startup out of MIT emerged from stealth mode today to announce that they're shipping a 64-core processor for the embedded market. The company, called Tilera, was founded by Dr. Anat Agarwal, the MIT professor behind the famous and venerable Raw project on which Tilera's first product, the TILE64 processor, is based. Tilera's director of marketing, Bob Dowd, told Ars that TILE64 represents a "sea change in the computing industry", and the company's CEO isn't shy about pitching the chip as the "first significant new chip architectural development in a decade". So let's take an initial look at what was announced about TILE64 today, with further information to follow as it becomes available."
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RE[3]: ?? instruction set ??
by ecko on Tue 21st Aug 2007 13:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ?? instruction set ??"
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Not even close. Intel has been converting from x86 to internal micro operations since the original Pentium more than 10 years ago.

PPC, ARM and RISC aren't in any way more efficient than x86. The ISA is just like and API and in no way reflects efficiency. A lot of issues with X86 are easily fixed by clever hardware design.

Yeah it's not as elegant as PPC or MIPS but it's also a lot older.

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