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 / SiliconValley.com (Azul method squeezes chips) has noticed too.