Thursday, March 30, 2006


Azul to go 48-core with Vega 2

`While the X86 world hops from one to two processing cores, startup Azul Systems plans to integrate 48 cores on its second-generation Vega chip, expected next year.

Azul has become one of the hottest young companies in California thanks to its network-attached systems for accelerating Java and other virtual-machine performance.

The first-generation Vega processor it designed has 24 cores but the firm expects to double that level of integration in systems generally available next year with the Vega 2, built on TSMCís 90nm process and squeezing in 812 million transistors. The progress means that Azulís Compute Appliances will offer up to 768-way symmetric multiprocessing.’

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