Cisco Invests in Processors with Over 100 Cores

I don't normally post news releases like this, but this caught my eye since I've been doing some work with UC applications on Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS).

Apparently Tilera is developing processors for cloud computing that have 100 to 200 cores.  Wow.  Just Wow.

I don't know the technical aspects of these processors, or how many they could potentially put on a single blade in the UCS chassis - but the scale that this creates is pretty awesome.

Tilera Gets $45 Million from Cisco, Samsung, Others

Tilera, which is developing chips with as many as 100 to 200 cores, gets $45 million in a fourth round of funding, with Cisco and Samsung among the investors.

Tilera, among the first in a growing number of processor makers looking to manufacture non-x86 chips for servers in cloud computing and other high-performance environments, is getting more support from a number of capital venture companies and tech vendors like Cisco Systems and Samsung.
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