Clearspeed And Jungo Use The AMD Opteron™ Processor Platform
To Develop 64-Bit Linux Drivers
Companies collaborate to accelerate applications on workstations and servers
LOS GATOS, Calif. --
ClearSpeed Technology (LSE:CSD), developer of high-performance, low- power, programmable microprocessor solutions, along with Jungo Software Technologies, provider of the WinDriver PCI/USB driver development toolkit, today announced the enabling of 64-bit Linux support for Jungo’s WinDriver on AMD Opteron™ processor-based platforms.
“We’re proud to be partnering with Jungo in fully endorsing 64-bit computing,” commented Mike Calise, ClearSpeed president. “Their optimized drivers will enable 64-bit and multi-core systems to take full advantage of ClearSpeed’s CSX600 processor in High Performance Computing.”
As the industry continues to shift to pervasive, mainstream x86-based 64-bit computing and multi-core environments, ClearSpeed will continue to work closely with AMD (NYSE: AMD) to ensure that
its co-processors take advantage of all the performance potential AMD64 computing has to offer.
"The AMD Opteron processor made possible native, simultaneous 32- and 64-bit computing on conventional systems, paving the way for new HPC and high-end enterprise applications," said Omry Ben David, sales and marketing manager, software tools division for Jungo Software Technologies. "We’re delighted to have collaborated with ClearSpeed to offer a 64-bit version of WinDriver Linux, optimized for the AMD64 platform, a solution that will enable quick development of drivers for products such as the ClearSpeed CSX600."
Those already using high-performance math libraries such as AMD’s Core Math Library (ACML) will be ideally positioned to benefit from ClearSpeed’s plug-and-play approach to acceleration. ClearSpeed’s co-processors offload computationally intensive calculations from the host processor by dynamically intercepting calls to standard libraries such as BLAS and FFTW.
"ClearSpeed's technical innovation brings high velocity acceleration to the AMD64 platform for high- performance computing applications," said Pat Patla, director, server/workstation marketing, Microprocessor Solutions Sector, AMD. "ClearSpeed co-processors are complementary to single and multi-core AMD64 solutions and enable significant acceleration in High Performance Computing applications for workstations and servers powered by the AMD Opteron™ processor with Direct Connect Architecture."
The newest ClearSpeed product, the CSX600 will offer 64-bit, IEEE 754 double-precision floating point reaching 50 GFLOPS peak and 25 GFLOPS sustained (DGEMM) running at just five watts. Initial applications are expected to be in life sciences, financial modeling, geophysical computation, and scientific computing among others.
Established in 1997, ClearSpeed Technology is a semiconductor company focused on delivering high performance co-processors to be used alongside general purpose processors in the world’s most compute-intensive applications. ClearSpeed's advanced multi-threaded array processing technology provides the ability to significantly accelerate data-intensive applications at extremely low power. Products include chips, boards, software tools, applications and support. ClearSpeed has offices in Los Gatos, Calif. and Bristol, UK and has over 40 patents granted and pending. For more information on ClearSpeed, visit www.clearspeed.com
About Jungo Software Technologies
Jungo Software Technologies is a leading supplier of driver development tools, hardware access applications, embedded USB solutions and residential gateway software. Jungo has partnered with leading operating system and silicon vendors to provide the best solutions to software and hardware developers. Jungo is a privately held company with corporate offices in San Jose, Calif., sales and support offices in Taipei, Texas and London and an R&D center in Israel. Founded in 1998, Jungo's investors include Conexant Systems, Infineon Ventures, Intel Communications Fund, Partech International and TeleSoft Partners. Find out more at www.jungo.com
WinDriver Linux 64-bit for AMD Opteron™ evaluation version will be available April 26 on Jungo’s Web site, http://www.jungo.com/linux.html
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