SOURCE: Tilera

April 29, 2008 09:00 ET

Tilera and Napatech Demonstrate the Highest Network Forensics Performance at 20Gbps

Napatech Selects Tilera for Performance, Low Power Consumption, and Ease of Use

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - INTEROP -- Tilera Corporation, developer of the breakthrough TILE™ family of high-performance processors for the embedded market, today announced that Napatech, one of the fastest growing network forensics companies, has designed Tilera's TILE64™ processor into its "X" family of network adaptors, targeting network performance analysis and dynamic pattern matching applications. Napatech selected Tilera's processors over a combination of FPGA and other multicore processors due to Tilera's 20 gigabit-per-second performance, the highest available on a single-processor device, its less than 20 watts of power consumption, and ease of programmability enabling a time-to-market of less than nine months.

Napatech's Pattern Matching Adapter has a world-class 20 gigabits-per-second pattern matching capability with minimum-size packets, across IP fragments and packet boundaries, for up-to one million patterns, each 64 bytes long. It sustains one million flows and handles 100,000 new flows per-second, offering incredible performance. The Pattern Matching Adapter will also work in conjunction with Napatech's current 1Gb and 10Gb adapters. The Pattern Matching Adapter has many appliances applications, including intrusion detection, forensic analysis, lawful intercept, cyberspace surveillance and many other security applications.

"Napatech selected the TILE64 processor because it provides the highest pattern matching performance and the lowest power consumption for a processor in its class," said Erik Norup, President of Napatech Inc. "Moreover, Tilera's general purpose programming in C and C++ enabled our design team to port our application and introduce a new network adapter to the market in less than nine months, providing us with a significant time-and-cost market advantage."

"Napatech's experience underscores why more and more companies are turning to Tilera's scalable architecture," said Vijay Aggarwal, VP Business Development, Tilera Corporation. "The TILE64 processor provides the highest application performance with low power consumption. Other multicore platforms consume as much as 50 watts and only reach half the performance of the TILE64 processor. Moreover, other multicore processors force customers to re-architect their code, adding more development time and effectively locking them into a non-scalable architecture. Our customers are using their existing code without architecture changes, preserving their software investment and getting to market faster."

Tilera and Napatech will be demonstrating the Tilera technology at booth 2361 at the 2008 Interop Las Vegas show, April 29 - May 1 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information on Tilera and its products please visit

About the TILE64 processor

The TILE64 processor is ideally suited for high performance embedded system markets. In the networking and telecommunications areas, the TILE64 processor is designed into switches and security appliances to provide unmatched performance of up to 10 Gbps of L4-L7 services. In the digital video and multimedia market, the TILE64 processor delivers an unprecedented two streams of broadcast-quality, high-definition H.264-encode capability in a single chip, and more than ten streams of encode for high-definition video conferencing applications.

About Tilera

Tilera Corporation is the industry leader in highly scalable general purpose processors with the multicore TILE™ processor family for the embedded market. Tilera's processors are based on a new mesh iMesh™ architecture that scales to hundreds of RISC-based cores on a single chip. The distributed nature of Tilera's revolutionary architecture and the standards-based tools, such as C/C++ compiler, GNU tools and Eclipse IDE, provide an unprecedented combination of performance, power efficiency and programming flexibility. Tilera was founded in October 2004 and launched its first product, the 64-core TILE64™ processor, in August 2007. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. with locations in Westborough, Mass., Beijing and Bangalore, India.

About Napatech

Founded in 2003, Napatech develops, produces and markets programmable and intelligent Ethernet adapters. The core idea is off-loading real-time/streaming traffic and payload analysis and control applications traditionally implemented in software or proprietary hardware. Napatech experience a huge growth in the demand for intelligent and programmable adapters as Ethernet speeds increase. The current PC architecture limits the amount of bandwidth that can be handled by the PCI bus and CPU/memory. Napatech offers its products to OEM customers. In 2006 Napatech acquired and successfully integrated the network adapter business of Xyratex (NASDAQ: XRTX). Napatech has marketing and R&D offices in Mountain View, California and Copenhagen, Denmark. Napatech is a 2004 Tornado100 Winner. Napatech is funded by Northzone Ventures, Ferd Venture, SeedCapital and a group of business angels with vast experience within networking. For further information, please visit

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