Singh admitted the X-Gene has taken longer than expected, but the company's been putting in a lot of effort to develop the software and hardware ecosystem.
"We had to open a lot of doors to prove that we were a viable alternative," Singh said. "We had to drive a lot of that ourselves, just to make sure the debuggers, operating systems and everything were up and running."
Intel, Nvidia and AMD ship supercomputing chips with 60 cores and higher, but those are considered co-processors that work alongside main CPUs.
AppliedMicro shared details of its X-Gene 2 and X-Gene 3 at the Hot Chips conference.
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