Mitrionics Announces Complete PCI Express Plug-In Processor

LOS GATOS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Oct 29, 2008 -- Mitrionics, Inc., developer of the Mitrion™ Virtual Processor and the Mitrion Software Acceleration Platform, today announced its Mitrionics MVP210 Hybrid Computing Plug-In Processor. The single PCI-Express Plug-In Processor includes a license for the Mitrion Virtual Processor (MVP), the Nallatech 8-lane PCI Express hardware accelerator, including Xilinx® FPGA, and the Mitrion Software Development Kit with parallel programming language and working example code. This new MVP210 Hybrid Computing Plug-In Processor integrates hardware with a virtual processor and a complete parallel programming environment in a single plug-in solution.

"The technology has come to the point where virtually any developer can have a power efficient hybrid computer on their desk for around $15K," stated Mike Calise, executive vice president and general manager of Mitrionics, Inc. "This solution acts as an easy crossover point, allowing developers to crossover from the embedded domain into the hybrid computing domain with a simple plug-in and a PC or workstation."

"We are starting to see increased adoption of accelerators of all types, and the FPGA offerings from Mitrionics might be particularly compelling for applications such as genome informatics or large-scale internet search," said Addison Snell, VP of Tabor Research. "These emerging, non-traditional application areas represent the highest potential growth in high-performance computing."

The Mitrionics Hybrid Computing Plug-In Processor is designed as a base level performance solution for industry, academics, government agencies, genome centers, data services providers, and independent software vendors (ISVs) that are interested in exploring the benefits of hybrid computing architectures in the most practical way. The applications that benefit from a system with at least two optimized compute processor types are those within genome informatics, internet data processing, business intelligence. These demanding integer-centric codes benefit from the variable bit width operations and fine grain parallelism inherent to PCIe attached Xilinx FPGA based co-processors.

Demanding codes previously written for sequential machines continue to experience suboptimal performance levels unless they're modified to exploit the hybrid combination of CPUs and FPGAs. The plug-in enables a simple solution to write accelerated algorithm code for a dedicated MVP data parallel co-processor to test performance advantages. The Plug-In Processors can be configured as a low cost, single plug-in to an inexpensive PC, or stacked in a multi PCIe card slot cage for highly dense, high performance embedded hybrid computer. The Mitrionics MVP210 Hybrid Computing Plug-In Processor is scheduled for availability in Q4 2008 with a list price of $14,900 USD.

"Interest in the evaluation and deployment of heterogeneous computing architectures featuring FPGAs is growing rapidly across a number of market sectors," said Allan Cantle, Founder and President of Nallatech. "Since our new board is PCI Express, it has improved Host bandwidth. Together with Mitrionics' MVP and Mitrion parallel programming language, it provides customers with the ideal low power platform upon which they can accelerate their applications."

Mitrionics MVP210 Hybrid Computing Plug-In Processor details

 --  Mitrion Virtual Processor (MVP)
 --  Mitrion Software Development Kit with one year email support
 --  Xilinx ISE Foundation™ synthesis and place & route software
 --  Nallatech BenONE-PCIe - Industry standard 8-lane PCI Express 1.1
     card
    --  Up to 2GB/sec aggregate Host Bandwidth
 --  Nallatech BenDATA-V4 DIME-II module
    --  Xilinx® Virtex 4 LX160
    --  16MB DDR-II SRAM configured as 2 independent banks
    --  2GB DDR-2 SDRAM configured as 2 independent banks
    --  6.4GB/s total memory bandwidth
 --  Nallatech drivers for Windows and Linux

About Nallatech

Nallatech is the domain expert in high performance FPGA computing solutions. Nallatech designs and manufactures high-performance FPGA embedded products for High Performance Computing application and Rugged Embedded Computing platforms. Customers benefit from lower costs, reduction in size, weight and power and improved performance. Nallatech has four operating locations worldwide and international partner sales offices in several countries. For further information please visit -- www.nallatech.com

About Mitrionics

Founded in 2001 and privately held, Mitrionics offers accelerated hybrid computing solutions. The Mitrion Virtual Processor (MVP) and the Mitrion Software Acceleration Platform accelerate a wide range of computing applications by exploiting the massively parallel and limitless internal bandwidth of standard FPGA architectures. Our products and services deliver a greener computing alternative, enabling 10x-100x performance increases and 90% less power consumption. Mitrionics' customers are focused on adopting hybrid computing architectures to meet the exponential rise of compute requirements without adding additional watts to the computer system. The most noted users of MVP come from the areas of genome informatics, internet data processing and business process optimization. Mitrionics has key industry partnerships with processor companies Intel, AMD, Xilinx and Altera, systems vendors HP and SGI, and accelerator module suppliers XtremeData and Nallatech. Mitrionics is privately held and located in Lund, Sweden and Los Gatos, CA. For information, visit the company Web site at www.mitrionics.com, or call 408-395-3247, or email: Email Contact

Mitrionics, Mitrion, Mitrion Platform, Mitrion Virtual Processor, and Mitrion Software Development Kit are trademarks of Mitrionics, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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