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NetLogic tips 80-core network processor

9/7/2011 10:41 PM EDT
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Duane Benson
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Duane Benson   9/15/2011 4:52:42 PM
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Is it industry standard practice to refer to a core as a thread? I'm open to the possibility that somehow I've missed that form of description, but it really does sound more like marketing-speak than an actual specification. AMD did some of that with their X.XGHz clock equivalent. But, at least they made it clear that their chips did not run at that speed, but that they were giving the number as a clock equivalent. LCD displays did some of that a while back. A product might be advertized as 1280x1024, but the native resolution (actual number of pixels) could still be 1024x768. Deceptive and annoying.

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krisi   9/15/2011 2:47:23 PM
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How are these cores at Tilera (36) and NetLogic (80) scale in performances? Are we getting 10x improvement, 20x? I know it is applications dependent but would be interested in hearing ANY numbers if someone knows...Kris

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Mxv   9/15/2011 3:02:01 AM
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Tilera already has 36 cores at 1.5GHz and will have 100 core chip same time as XLPII.

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Joe Byrne   9/9/2011 1:46:05 PM
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It's 80 "nxCPUs." Each XLP CPU is quad-threaded. Each thread is called an nxCPU. I.e., it's only 20 CPUs. See http://bit.ly/qhZrsZ

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krisi   9/8/2011 9:55:43 PM
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80 cores at 2.5 GHz! Very impressive...how is this stacking up against competition in multi-core business? Kris

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daleste   9/8/2011 1:00:50 AM
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That's a lot of cores. What's the price tag on one of those?

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