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9/28/2010 01:08 AM EDT
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sqdk   9/29/2010 10:51:00 PM
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Nice design. Has Tilera any plans for PCIe based eval boards ? Seems well suited for properly designed multi-core, multi-threaded software. Most open source and close source software is not well suited or explicit written for this level of multiprocessing, it requires a major redesign/rewrite of the debugging and tracing tools to handle parallel programming issues properly for large scale projects. Can You detail the 546 Gbit memory peak bandwidth ? Could be a limiting factor for keeping 100 64bit cores fully loaded for parallel streamprocessing tasks. Are all the cores able to load 64bit non-blocking ?

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TileGuy   9/29/2010 3:27:21 PM
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Yes, cloud & other datacenter apps are right in our crosshairs. Also there are tons of embedded applications ranging from 40Gbps+ "deep packet touch" applications (IPS, data mining), to multimedia applications like audio/video transcoding (think YouTube video sent to your iPhone), broadcast video infrastructure like Video-on-Demand, and so on.

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TileGuy   9/29/2010 3:21:46 PM
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Good point! Yes, Tilera has invested a huge amount in SW tools and we also are leveraging standards-based tools such as gdb and gprof. We've enhanced many open source tools to make them multicore friendly with graphical UI's that let you see what's happening on each tile. Check out our Website.

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eewiz   9/29/2010 6:59:00 AM
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I think huge datacentres/Cloud servers can benefit from this CPU. They can now compress 10-20 racks to a single one with this CPU. Also power/performance ratio might be better than the normal x86 servers.

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prabhakar_deosthali   9/29/2010 5:57:51 AM
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Such huge multi-core SOCs need to be supported by equally powerful Software development tools . The simulation of an application using such an SOC will need very powerful workstations or a cluster of workstations with the same network topology and speeds as in the target SOC. Is the company providing such tool sets?

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selinz   9/28/2010 7:38:07 PM
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It would be nice if some speculation on which applications would benefit from 100 cores... It seems excessive..

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Mxv   9/28/2010 6:46:32 PM
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Interesting. But seen these types of anouncements come and go. It's got to be a nightmare to debug code in this chip.

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Warren3   9/28/2010 4:39:42 PM
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wish there was an "undo" or "delete" button rdeva? :)

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rdeva   9/28/2010 3:04:12 PM
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*0b00 = 4

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rdeva   9/28/2010 3:03:28 PM
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impressive. 100 64-bit cores with 546 gbps b/w.. thats one hell of a processing node. PS. by any chance, its a designer typo for quadcore?? (0x100 = 4) :P

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