LONDON – Fabless chip company Tilera Corp. (San Jose, Calif.), has announced the immediately availability of 36- and 16-core 64-bit processors in its Tile-Gx series together with evaluation systems.
The company also announced that Devesh Garg, a co-founder of Tilera, is rejoining the company as CEO. Nothing was said of why previous CEO, Omid Tahernia, is stepping down from the position.
The Tile-Gx36 and Tile-Gx16 64-bit processors, fabricated in 40 nm, are now generally available to customers. In networking applications a single TILE-Gx36 can deliver more than 40 gigabits per-second of L2/L3 packet forwarding performance across small and large packet sizes using less than 25 watts of power, the company said. In cloud, a single TILE-Gx36-based server can provide better performance than a Xeon-based system at one-fifth the power and one-eighth the space.
In a CoreMark benchmarking exercise the Tile-Gx36 achieved a score of 165,276.25 while consuming a fraction of the power of the nearest competitor, the company said.
Tilera evaluation systems are available in sizes ranging from PCIe half-sized cards upwards. Tilera said it has is engaged with more than 80 customers including Harmonic Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) and Mercury Computer Systems Inc. (Chelmsford, Mass.).
Garg served as the company's CEO from its inception in 2004 until October 2007. He has been a managing director in Bessemer Venture Partners since then. "The strides that Tilera has made during my time abroad have been amazing; I'm returning to the helm at an excellent time and with strong tailwind," says Garg.
Tilera entered the Silicon 60, EE Times' list of
emerging startup companies at version 6.0 and is one of the longest present companies on the list. The latest
edition of the Silicon 60 is version 12.5, which is the subject of a
detailed technology and employment digital edition which can be accessed
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