It seems to be a network processor designed by Tilera systems, 16 and 36 core processors operating at 64bit is a huge technical success for tilera and not even that they have shown the performance result that beats Intel based routing systems, that's really very special.
Peter- The story does not explain why the previous CEO, Omid Tahernia, was suddenly pushed out? Any comments or thoughts on that? Fundamental difference in strategy? Tahernia was instrumental to scale the company to where it is now, and he had the relevant operating experience. Strange to still see founder issues at a company that has been around this long.
I don't know the answer and the company has not revealed anything to me so far.
It could be any of a number of reasons from the personal to the political, from the mutually agreed to the antagonistic.
I'll ask on your behalf, but we may not get an answer.
Tilera's Multicore Development Environment™ (MDE) is a complete standards-based multicore programming solution that enables developers to take full advantage of the parallel processing potential of the Tile architecture. More information can be found here if you're interested :
The new CEO has an impressive resume indeed. Tilera has always had a unique look at multi-processing.
Interesting that the same device gx36 is being targetted at the embedded networking market as well as the server market. I wonder if all of the network acceleration is an overkill for the server space. The strategy seems a bit confusing?