Kilocore

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Kilocore
Produced 2006
Designed by Rapport, IBM
Common manufacturer(s)
Max. CPU clock rate 125 MHz
Instruction set PowerPC
Cores 256, 1024, 1025

Kilocore, from Rapport Inc. and IBM, is a high-performance, low-power multi-core microprocessor that has 1,025 cores. It contains a single PowerPC processing core, and 1,024 eight-bit Processing Elements running at 125 MHz each, which can be dynamically reconfigured, connected by a shared interconnect. It allows high performance parallel processing.

Rapport's first product to market is the KC256, with 256 8-bit processing elements. The KC256 started shipping in 2006.[1] The elements are grouped in 16 "stripes" of 16 processing elements each, with each stripe able to be dedicated to a particular task.

The "thousand core" products are the KC1024 and KC1025, due in 2008. Both have 1024 8-bit processing elements, in a 32 x 32-stripe configuration. The KC1025 has the PowerPC CPU, while the KC1024 has processing elements only.

IBM says that the Kilocore1025 will enable "streaming live- and high-definition video on a low-power, mobile device at five to 10 times the speed of existing processors." [2]

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