Tilera Reveals Tile-IQ Technology to Accelerate General-Purpose Applications

Tilera's Tile-IQ Promises to Accelerate Applications by 3 to 5 Times

by Anton Shilov
10/18/2013 | 11:59 PM

Tilera Corp., developer many-core general purpose processors, has announced the availability of Tile-IQ, a portfolio of technology that enables heterogeneous computing using the Tile-Gx processors together with standard x86 CPUs to accelerate systems and offload entire applications.


“Tilera’s processors outperform everything else in the market on a wide range of data plane and security plane workloads. Combining a plug-in Tilera adapter with ubiquitous Intel and AMD x86 servers for the control plane enables embedded systems OEMs, datacenter operators and service providers to preserve their investment and achieve maximum performance with no disruption to their infrastructure,” said Devesh Garg, chief executive of Tilera.

Leveraging C/C++ programming, Intel DPDK-compatible drivers and an industry-standard Linux environment, OEMs and network operators can deploy software-defined networking (SDN) and security functions enabling broad classes of network and compute-intensive applications, including network functions virtualization (NFV).

Tile-IQ technology is the convergence of three elements:

Production-Ready Hardware – Tilera’s Tilencore-Gx Intelligent Application Adapter family offloads and accelerates a wide range of workloads in a standard PCI Express form factor. These adapters include from one to eight 10Gbps Ethernet ports in a single card or can be configured for co-processing applications as well. For OEM’s developing customized hardware, Tilera offers the Tile-Gx9, 16, 36 and 72 processors; all are software and application run-time compatible.

Modular Software Framework – Tile-IQ provides a software infrastructure that allows developers to connect different applications together to form the needed functionality. The following applications are available from Tilera and its partners, running seamlessly and scaling across the 9, 16, 36 and 72-core Tile-Gx processor family: