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: Price?
by Yamin on Tue 21st Aug 2007 15:01 UTC in reply to "Price?"
Yamin
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2006-01-10

From the article
"TILE64 is initially being pitched at the embedded market, with wire-speed network processing and HD media encoding being the two main application scenarios that Tilera wants to see it used in."

Neither of which is likely oriented towards the casual consumer who would frown at $435/cpu ;) With some networking gearing in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, the cost is not that big of a deal; especially if the performance and power numbers hold up.

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