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In 2006:

  • January 5: Rapport introduces the KC256, a 256-core microprocessor. This is the first member of the Kilocore family, a massively parallel chip architecture.
  • October 9: Cavium announces a new family of multi-core communication processors, the OCTEON Plus.
  • November 29: MathStar introduced their 2nd generation FPOA, the Arrix family.