SOURCE: Mitrionics

May 20, 2008 10:02 ET

Mitrionics' Co-Founder to Discuss Acceleration Technologies & Hybrid Computing Strategies at HP-CAST Users Group Conference

LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) - Mitrionics™, Inc., developer of the Mitrion Virtual Processor and the Mitrion™ Software Acceleration Platform, today announced that Stefan Möhl, Mitrionics' co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, will present and discuss the latest accelerated computing technologies and platforms at the Hewlett-Packard Consortium for Advanced Scientific and Technical (HP-CAST) computing users group meeting. The meeting and conference is being held at the Grand Hyatt Singapore, in Singapore, Asia this May 19-22, 2008. Mr. Möhl's presentation titled, "Next Generation of Accelerators: Turf war or collaboration," will discuss acceleration platforms and strategies for Green Computing and Hybrid Computing based on FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays), GPGPUs (General-Purpose computation on GPUs), and multi-core CPUs.

The HP-CAST user group works to increase the capabilities of HP solutions for large-scale, scientific and technical computing. HP-CAST provides guidance to HP on the essential development and support issues for such systems. HP-CAST meetings typically include corporate briefings and presentations by HP executives and technical staff (under NDA), and discussions of customer issues related to high-performance technical computing.

"FPGA-accelerated computing is entering a new paradigm as processor companies like AMD and Intel and major system vendors such as Hewlett-Packard have opened the core of their systems for support of FPGAs and other hardware acceleration platforms," said Stefan Möhl, co-founder and chief scientific officer of Mitrionics, Inc. "Broader market adoption of accelerated computing solutions will come when hybrid computing strategies and applications emerge to effectively leverage the synergies of all the different acceleration platforms and processors."

About the Mitrion Platform and Mitrion Virtual Processor

The fine-grained, massively parallel Mitrion Virtual Processor is the base of the Mitrion Platform. It is a circuit design that, when realized in an FPGA, runs software written in the Mitrion-C parallel programming language. This completely eliminates the need for the developer of FPGA applications to master hardware design. The Mitrion Virtual Processor has a unique architecture that is both massively parallel and lets it be adapted to each program it is running in order to maximize performance. Together with the Mitrion Software Development Kit, it offers a unique solution for developing supercomputing applications for FPGAs on a true software level. This dramatically reduces the total development costs for FPGA-based software acceleration, and more importantly, enables the whole supercomputing industry to benefit from FPGA application acceleration.

About Mitrionics

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, or call 408-966-8500, or email:

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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