General information
Common manufacturer(s)
Max. CPU clock rate600 MHz to 866 MHz
Architecture and classification
Technology node90nm
Physical specifications
  • 64

TILEPro64 is a VLIW ISA multicore processor (Tile processor) manufactured by Tilera. It consists of a cache-coherent mesh network of 64 "tiles", where each tile houses a general purpose processor, cache, and a non-blocking router, which the tile uses to communicate with the other tiles on the processor.

The short-pipeline, in-order, three-issue cores implement a VLIW instruction set. Each core has a register file and three functional units: two integer arithmetic logic units and a load-store unit. Each of the cores ("tile") has its own L1 and L2 caches plus an overall virtual L3 cache which is an aggregate of all the L2 caches.[1] A core is able to run a full operating system on its own or multiple cores can be used to run a symmetrical multi-processing operating system.

TILEPro64 has four DDR2 controllers at up to 800MT/s, two 10-gigabit Ethernet XAUI interfaces, two four-lane PCIe interfaces, and a "flexible" input/output interface, which can be software-configured to handle a number of protocols. The processor is fabricated using a 90 nm process and runs at speeds of 600 to 866 MHz.

According to the company, Tilera targets the chip at networking equipment, digital video, and wireless infrastructure markets where the demands for computing processing are high.[2] More recently, Tilera has positioned this processor in the cloud computing space with an 8-processor (512-core) 2U server built by Quanta Computer.[3]

TILEPro was supported by the Linux kernel from version 2.6.36 to version 4.16.

Block diagram of the TILEPro64 Processor
Scheme of a TILE of the TILEPro64 Processor


Various sources have stated the specifications of processors in the TILEPro family:

The TILEPro family incorporates a number of enhancements over Tilera's first generation TILE64 family:

The networking software company 6WIND provides high-performance packet processing software for the TILEPro64 platform.[4]


  1. ^ Hodgin, Rick (September 21, 2008). "Tilera goes Pro with TILEPro64". tgdaily.com.
  2. ^ Demerjian, Charlie (September 22, 2008). "Tilera releases a second 64-core chip". The Inquirer. Archived from the original on September 25, 2009.((cite news)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ Demerjian, Charlie (June 23, 2010). "Tilera gets into the cloud server business". SemiAccurate.
  4. ^ http://www.6wind.com/wp-content/uploads/PDF/press/2011/6WIND-announces-availability-of-Tilera-TilePro64-support.pdf[bare URL PDF]