SOURCE: Synapse Design

Synapse Design

October 06, 2014 09:00 ET

Synapse Design Launches Cloud Platform

Providing Superior Compute Performance for a Given Power Density

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 6, 2014) - Synapse Design, the leading SOC and ASIC design services partner serving tier-one system and semiconductor companies, today announced its Cloud hardware platform based on a Freescale T4240 network processor and natively running OpenStack™ Icehouse. The Cloud hardware platform is a configurable design targeted at medium to high performance cloud appliance storage and compute markets.

"As the amount of data being pumped into the cloud continues to grow exponentially, we saw an opportunity to leverage our world-class expertise in the storage domain and have developed a cloud platform that could lower the cost per terabyte over a three-, five- and seven-year period," said Satish Bagalkotkar, President/CEO & Co Founder of Synapse Design.

Mike McKean, Senior Director for Synapse Design's Embedded Systems efforts, added, "Synapse Design's implementation provides 50 percent lower power for the same compute performance while enabling increased networking throughput with advanced hardware techniques. Deploying this solution at scale will save power when compared to competing architectures with equivalent compute performance. One of our key enablers is a fully embedded Linux distribution that Synapse Design has integrated specifically for this environment."

The Synapse Design platform is massively configurable, with the initial reference platform having 24 processing threads, four 10GbE channels, eight 1GbE channels and supporting 96TB of SSD storage with currently available drive technology. Compute and storage instantiations with a large variety of configurations can be enabled easily and a variety of host and drive side interfaces are available.

Synapse Design has a strong heritage in data storage device and systems design and is uniquely positioned to help datacenter customers achieve greater performance and value through intimate knowledge of flash and rotating media subsystems. Reducing power in the data center while maintaining or even increasing compute capability helps to decrease overall total cost of ownership. Building on open source tools further reduces these development costs. Better insight means better predictability.

About Synapse Design
Synapse Design is the industry leader in design services for highly complex SOCs and ASICs and is the engineering backbone of many top tier semiconductor and systems companies around the world. The Company's products and services support companies creating high-end products in the storage, wireless/mobile, networking/computing, and multimedia industries. Through its people, products, technologies and services, the Company delivers engineering excellence and a flexible business model enabling next generation products for its customers. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in the Silicon Valley, the Company maintains global reach to high-technology centers of the world, serving customers locally from offices in the U.S., Europe, China, India and Taiwan.

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