VentureBeat reports Tilera will continue to ramp up the number of cores it puts on a single chip. Currently the firm is shipping processors with 64 cores, this should increase to 100 cores by next year and the firm is confident it will be able to deliver 200 cores on a chip by 2013.
The company argues that it can replace 100 Intel-based servers with just 12 Tilera servers; with all of the resulting power and computing savings, Tilera estimates customers can save $75 million per data center. A single TilePro64 processor with 64 cores running at 50 watts can perform the same as a two-socket Intel Xeon 5500 processor running at 250 watts. Tilera ties together the cores on its chips using its iMesh technology, which makes it possible to feed data to lots of processors all at the same time.
Customers such as SGI are working with Tilera to create supercomputers that can be used in high-performance scientific computing, cloud, and government computing applications. The company will demonstrate the new S2Q server, developed with Quanta, at the GigaOm Structure 10 conference in San Francisco.