Professor Li-Shiuan Peh and her MIT research group unveiled their 36-core-chip at the International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA) in Minneapolis, Minn. The chip, called SCORPIO, features a mesh network-on-chip (NoC) design that enables distributed global ordering to support snoopy coherence and sequential consistency. It results in fast on-chip communication of data, and improves overall application performance. Measurement of the chip is in progress and the intention is to boot Linux and run full applications to compare against the simulation results. After final testing, the NoC RTL will be released to the academic community.