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Many-core processors are apparently the new black for 2011. Intel continues to work on both its single chip cloud computer and Knights Corner, Tilera made headlines earlier this year, and now a new company, Adapteva, has announced its own entry into the field. Epiphany Block Diagram - Source: Adapteva The Epiphany architecture is an array of simple, RISC-based microprocessors. Each processor contains an ALU and FPU unit and 32K of SRAM; each processor node incorporates a router. Epiphany vs ARM and Vivante Architectures - Source: Adapteva The nodes communicate with each other via mesh networking;... Read more...
Tilera is a small CPU design firm that first attracted attention back in 2007, when it debuted its TILE64 architecture. The company's tech is designed to offer a grid of CPU tiles. Each tile contains a very simple CPU core, its cache, and a router. All of the processors are attached via mesh networking. Each tile has its own L1 and L2 cache. If a given CPU has a local L2 cache miss, it can reach out and search the combined L2 cache of the entire processor cluster. Tilera refers to this as a "very large, effective L3 cache." Today, the company demonstrated a 100-core processor it claims is... Read more...