Network-attached processing and Really multi multi core chips.

Via Roland Piquepaille’s Technology Trends comes word of Azul Systems and it’s 384 core chips and boxes designed to only run ‘virtual-machine’ codes, such as those written in Java or .net.

BusinessWeek Online writes about Azul: A Server Startup with a Plan.

CEO Stephen DeWitt sold Cobalt Networks to Sun Microsystems for ~USD $2 billion, so it can all be smoke and mirror’s.

More on Multi core here

Update: retro noticed that Wes Felter links to EE Times : Azul leads wave of proprietary server startups, a more sceptical piece.

And Mercry News / (Azul method squeezes chips) has noticed too.

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