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Tilera's 100-core processors take on Sandy Bridge

Tilera has introduced a range of processors with up to 100 cores, aiming to take on Intel in servers that handle high-throughput Web apps.

Tilera has introduced the 40nm 64-bit Tilera Gx family of processors. Click to enlarge. Tilera

Tilera has introduced a range of processors with up to 100 cores, aiming to take on Intel in servers that handle high-throughput Web applications.

The chips in the 40nm 64-bit Tilera Gx family, announced yesterday, have between 36 and 100 cores and are intended by the Silicon Valley-based chip design company to compete with Intel's Sandy Bridge range of processors.

"The reason we can go against Sandy Bridge architecture is [Intel's range] was designed for general-purpose [applications], so it has to account for single-thread performance and power-point performance and Windows," Ihab Bishara, Tilera's head of marketing, told ZDNet UK.

Read more of "Tilera's 100-core processors take on Sandy Bridge" at ZDNet UK.