Tilera Corporation earlier today announced its TILE-Gx family of processors, thus revealing the company's intentions on taking on CPU giants Intel and Advanced Micro Devices. The new series consists of four multi-core processors: 16, 36, 64, and a whopping 100 cores that could ultimately "simplify system architecture." The company even threw on the fighting gloves in its announcement, claiming that the TILE-Gx provides ten-times better compute efficiency than Intel's Westmere.
Omid Tehwenia, Tilera's CEO, said that customers would be able to yank out the twelve or more processors currently encompassing systems with just one TILE-Gx processor. Not only does it simplify the system architecture, but there's a reduced cost, an overall reduced power consumption, and even provides more space in the PC board area. "This is truly a remarkable technology achievement," he boasted.
Tilera provided a few technical specs, reporting that the processors are fabricated in TSMC's 40 nanometer process. The processors also provide speeds up to 1.5 GHz, and will use between 10 and 55 watts of power. Tilera's TILE-Gx family also features hardware acceleration engines, integrated high-performance DDR3 controllers, enhanced SIMD instruction extensions, and more.
The company said that the TILE-Gx16 (16-core version) would be ideal for cost-sensitive applications, whereas the TILE-Gx100 would be perfect for performance applications. The TILE-Gx32 is expected to be available for sampling in Q4 2010, with the other family members coming out of the closet in the following two quarters.