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Tilera Announces 100-Core Processor, Draws 45 Watts Of Power

Tilera on Tuesday had announced a new CPU with 100 processing cores, which the company aims to break the duopoly in the processing market, dominated by Intel and AMD (Advanced Micro Devices). The new low-power 100-core TileGX 3100 chip was designed to handle large volumes of Internet transactions.

The chips operate at speeds between 1GHz and 1.5 GHz, drawing 48 watts of power. These chips are superior to Intel server chips because they can execute more transactions per cycle while using less power.

Tilera hopes to get its foot in the door with these new 100-core processors, and hopefully be the preferred processor of choice for large data centers. The question is, when it comes to something as serious as information technology, will companies feel that their data are secure with a less known brand?

I have to admit AMD sounds like a more solid option, even if their processors will be comprised of 16-cores later this year. In either case, time will tell, and the first batch of chips will arrive during the first quarter of 2012. We will have to see if Tilera has what it takes to compete with the big boys, Intel and AMD.

Photo Courtesy of kattan
Photo Courtesy of kattan