"The genomics industry is at the forefront for the adoption, development, and implementation of accelerated computing technologies and applications," said Anders Dellson, CEO of Mitrionics, "Our free, Mitrion SDK Personal Edition is designed to help build a healthy bio-centric ecosystem for FPGA-based Accelerated Computing and Green Computing."
Mitrionics has achieved a number of milestones in the accelerated computing industry over the past 18 months including: running its open source Mitrion-accelerated BLASTn on a 70 FPGA cluster, achieving up to 900x performance increase versus commodity clusters, the establishment of the Mitrion Open Bio Project, and selection by a number of leading global research organizations customers for its accelerated BLASTn software.
In the past year, numerous accelerated computing hardware platforms have been introduced into the market but a problem existed in fully utilizing them. Mitrionics fills the gap with broad accessibility to a development platform enabling software acceleration that researchers and software developers can use immediately.
"Our customers are pleased to see processor companies Intel and AMD, and system vendors SGI and HP increase their support for FPGA-accelerated computers. Mitrionics solves the previous problem with programming FPGAs," said Mike Calise, executive vice president of Mitrionics, Inc.
Mitrion SDK PE
The Mitrion SDK Personal Edition (PE) will allow researchers, scientists, developers, institutions, and independent software vendors (ISVs) to develop and accelerate a wide range of high performance computing applications to run on the Mitrion Virtual Processor (MVP) configured on FPGA-based computer systems. The software-centric Mitrion SDK is the fastest and easiest way to accelerate an application's performance by programming the computationally intensive part of the application to run on an FPGA. The Mitrion SDK is different from other FPGA programming solutions because it requires absolutely no hardware design skills or experience.
The Mitrion Software Development Kit Personal Edition is a free version of the Mitrion SDK that allows the developer to start developing accelerated applications for the MVP ahead of FPGA hardware. The Mitrion SDK PE is a complete development environment for Mitrion-C applications. It includes an IDE, a Mitrion-C compiler and a graphical debugger. It does not, however, include the capability to generate Mitrion Virtual Processors that will run in FPGA hardware. To do this, the commercial version Mitrion SDK is required. The Mitrion SDK PE can be downloaded for free at www.mitrionics.com.
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, CA. For more information, visit the company Web site at www.mitrionics.com, or call 408-966-8500, or email: Email Contact.
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