Multicore processor specialist Plurality Ltd. is starting to ship evaluation boards and associated development kits for its HyperCore Processor, the first designs to emerge from the work on its HyperCore Architecture Line. Commercial 64-core chips are scheduled for the third quarter of this year. The architecture is one of the most scalable general purpose multicore processors yet announced, and has demonstrated HyperCore blocks reaching up to 256 cores. The first version of the device to be made in volume will be done on eASIC s Nextreme 90-nm Structured ASIC family, with 64 32-bit RISC cores running at 150MHz.

Multicore processor specialist Plurality Ltd. is starting to ship evaluation boards and associated development kits for its HyperCore Processor, the first designs to emerge from the work on its HyperCore Architecture Line. Commercial 64-core chips are scheduled for the third quarter of this year. The architecture is one of the most scalable general purpose multicore processors yet announced, and has demonstrated HyperCore blocks reaching up to 256 cores. The first version of the device to be made in volume will be done on eASIC s Nextreme 90-nm Structured ASIC family, with 64 32-bit RISC cores running at 150MHz.