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February 19, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 19 – Tilera Corporation, the leader in 64-bit manycore general-purpose processors, today announced the TILE-Gx72 processor with 72 power-efficient cores coupled with massive I/O and four high-performance DDR3 memory controllers to drive the next-generation of network, multimedia and cloud infrastructure.
Tilera's customers are building the intelligent infrastructure for tomorrow's hyper-connected, mobile networks and the amount of real-time data and video content is growing exponentially each year. Substantially more complex services are being offered, and the rapid pace of new feature additions demands a software-based model with familiar, standards-based programming tools. Further, OEMs are insisting on dramatically higher levels of performance and scalability from their processor supplier.
In less than a year from the launch of its market-leading TILE-Gx36 processor, Tilera is doubling the compute performance, doubling the I/O capacity, and continuing the linear scaling of application performance with increasing core-count that is the hallmark of the Tile architecture. The TILE-Gx72 leverages Tilera's many innovations -- including the iMesh 2-dimensional interconnect, DDC distributed coherent cache, and TileDirect direct-to-cache I/O -- to deliver the highest compute-per-watt efficiency of any multicore processor in its class.
"The TILE-Gx72 rounds out our processor portfolio, complementing our 9, 16 and 36-core TILE-Gx processors and is offering a remarkable range of processing performance," said Devesh Garg, president and CEO of Tilera. "Customers demand ever-increasing levels of performance and performance-per-watt to stay competitive and they simultaneously want to reuse their software and hardware investments across their product portfolio. The TILE-Gx72 brings an unprecedented amount of compute to customer designs, and leverages thousands of open source libraries and the growing Linux ecosystem."
The TILE-Gx72 is ideally suited for compute and I/O-intensive applications including:
"We continue to be impressed with the scalability of the TILE-Gx family with its seamless software compatibility from 9 cores to 72 cores," said Ofer Raz, head of platforms and architecture of Check Point Software Technologies. "The TILE-Gx72 processor brings the right mix of compute, low-latency I/O, memory bandwidth, and accelerators for the needs of our intelligent, integrated security appliances."
"Tilera is raising the bar again with the launch of its flagship Tile-Gx72 processor," said Linley Gwennap, principal analyst of The Linley Group. "As the first 64-bit, manycore processor to run standard SMP Linux across 72 cores on a single chip and capable of 100Gbps networking, the TILE-Gx72 will enable customers to achieve new levels of performance in multimedia and networking applications."
TILE-Gx72 Technical Highlights
The TILE-Gx72 is a full System-On-a-Chip (SoC), integrating a broad set of I/O's and memory controllers to reduce system cost and save on printed circuit board area.
The RSA Security Conference
Tilera will display the TILE-Gx72 and the accompanying development system at the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco at the Moscone Convention Center, February 25-March 1, 2013 in booth #2751.
Tilera Corporation is the developer of the highest performance, low power general purpose manycore processors. Tilera is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with additional locations worldwide.
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