June 18, 2008
DRESDEN, Germany, June 18 -- Mitrionics AB, developer of the Mitrion Virtual Processor and the Mitrion Software Acceleration Platform, and Nallatech today announced the availability of an FPGA Accelerator Kit targeted at customers within the defense and bioinformatics sectors interested in leveraging the benefits of commercial off the shelf (COTS) products. The kit comprises an 8-lane PCI Express card featuring a Xilinx FPGA directly coupled to multiple independent banks of SDRAM and SRAM memory. Programming this flexible, high performance hardware is simplified using the accompanying Mitrionics development platform. Mitrionics and Nallatech will be located in the International Supercomputing Conference booth #D08.
"The PCI Express based FPGA Accelerator Kit provides a powerful, flexible, and low-cost COTS solution for organizations wanting to develop and deploy FPGA-accelerated applications," said Anders Dellson, CEO of Mitrionics AB. "Nallatech has been a close partner of Mitrionics for several years and this joint offering and collaboration will facilitate increased application development and market adoption of accelerated computing technologies."
"Interest in the evaluation and deployment of heterogeneous computing architectures featuring FPGAs is growing rapidly across a number of market sectors," said Craig Petrie, product manager of Nallatech. "The improved Host bandwidths offered by our new PCI Express card coupled with Mitrionics' comprehensive high-level tool flow will provide customers with the ideal platform upon which they can accelerate their applications."
Founded in 2001 and privately held, Mitrionics is the technology leader in FPGA-based processing for Accelerated Computing, providing greater processing performance and a greener computing alternative, because of lower energy consumption. The Mitrion Software Acceleration Platform includes the Mitrion Virtual Processor (MVP) and Mitrion SDK with Mitrion-C compiler. The Mitrion Platform is unique because it eliminates the need for circuit design skills, thus making FPGA performance accessible to scientists and developers all over the world. Mitrionics has key industry relationships with chip companies Intel, AMD, Xilinx and Altera, systems vendors SGI, HP and Cray, and module suppliers Nallatech, XtremeData and DRC. Mitrionics is located in Lund, Sweden, and Los Gatos, Calif. For more information, visit the company Web site at www.mitrionics.com, or call 408-966-8500, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nallatech is the world's leading supplier of high-performance COTS FPGA Solutions. Nallatech designs and manufactures high-performance FPGA embedded products, in form factors such as PCIe, PCI-104 and VME. Customers benefit from lower costs, reduction in size, weight and power and improved performance. Nallatech has six operating locations worldwide and international partner sales offices in seven countries. For further information, visit www.nallatech.com.
Source: Mitrionics AB
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