Tilera has introduced the TILE Gx-3000, a new line of many-core 64-bit processors that promise outstanding energy efficiency. The 36-core model is expected in Q3 2011, while 64-core and 100-core models should follow in Q1 2012. More details and specifications at TC Mag.
The TILE Gx-3000 chips are made on 40nm process technology (TSMC is the manufacturing partner), and feature 36, 64 or 100 cores running at 1 GHz to 1.5 GHz, up to 32MB of cache memory, two or four DDR3 memory controllers, two 10 GbE interfaces and a TDP of up to 48W.
According to Tilera, these new processors offer a 10-fold performance-per-watt advantage over Intel's Sandy Bridge CPUs (which are 32nm parts) and provide an estimated 50% reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO).