Tilera Corp, owned by MIT, announced in 2009 that they would be able to squeeze 100 cores onto a single CPU. According to an article by Wired the TILE-Gx series processors will feature up to 100 cores later this year. Tilera currently has processors with 16, 36 and 64-cores under the TILE-Gx brand name.
Tilera’s next line of processors, code-named Stratton, which will be released in 2013, are expected to have as many as 200 cores thanks to a new 28nm fabrication process. Facebook has been looking at TILE-Gx based servers and has noted that they deliver at least 67% higher throughput when compared to low power x86 servers from Intel and AMD. Facebook tested with Tilera’s 32-bit processor and mentioned that the 4GB memory limit was a problem. Tilera does have 64-bit processors that support up to 1TB of RAM.