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Mitrionics Offers Parallel Programming Tutorial for FPGA-Based Hybrid Computing at SAAHPC'09

Co-Founder Stefan Möhl Also to Present Vision for "Golden Triangle of Hybrid Computing" (July 08, 2009)

LOS GATOS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/08/09 -- Mitrionics, Inc, the technology leader in FPGA-based hybrid computing, today announced that its Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer Stefan Möhl will be conducting a free full day tutorial titled "Practical FPGA acceleration for Software Programmers: A tutorial on writing Mitrion-C for the Mitrion Virtual Processor" at the first annual 2009 Symposium on Application Accelerators in High Performance Computing (SAAHPC'09). Mr. Möhl will also deliver a presentation titled, "The Golden Triangle of Hybrid Computing: FPGAs, GPGPUs and Many-Core Processors." The symposium is being held this July 27-30, 2009 at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications building on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.

"Mitrionics is excited to participate and speak about the latest technology developments at this first annual Symposium on Application Accelerators in High-Performance Computing," said Stefan Möhl, co-founder and chief science officer of Mitrionics, Inc. "This focused event is a great opportunity for the industry's leading developers and end users to meet and discuss the latest advancements and future direction of technologies in this field."

Mitrionics Tutorial Details Date/Time: Monday, July 27, 9am - 5pm Title: "Practical FPGA acceleration for Software Programmers: A tutorial on writing Mitrion-C for the Mitrion Virtual Processor" Presenter: Stefan Möhl, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Mitrionics AB Abstract: This tutorial is being offered free of charge to attendees of SAAHPC'09. For a full description, visit: Mitrionics Presentation Details Date/Time: Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 3:30pm Title: "The Golden Triangle of Hybrid Computing: FPGAs, GPGPUs and Many-Core Processors" Presenter: Stefan Möhl, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Mitrionics AB

Presentation Abstract:

The Mitrion Virtual Processor is a hardware design for a configurable high-performance software execution engine. Instantiated in FPGAs, the Mitrion Virtual Processor executes programs, giving users true software programmability for FPGAs. The Mitrion Virtual Processor is massively parallel Multiple Instruction, Multiple Data (MIMD) at the fine grain instruction level, capable of executing tens of thousands of instructions per clock-cycle. It is automatically and completely adapted for the application, allowing it to maintain the full performance capabilities of FPGAs. In a Hybrid Computer, the adaptability of FPGAs gives acceleration for computation on application specific data where fixed hardware devices do not have specific support. With the software programmability enabled by the MVP, it becomes possible to program the entire Hybrid Computing machine in software, opening up the applicability of hybrid computers to a wide audience.

Mitrion SDK 2.0 & Hybrid Computing Systems

The Mitrion SDK is a complete development environment for accelerating applications while making it easy for programmers to learn how to write software that takes advantage of the parallelism available with the Mitrion Virtual Processor. The SDK includes a compiler and graphical code-simulator that simplifies finding programming errors, performance bottlenecks, and inefficient code. The SDK supports Linux/UNIX, Windows and Mac OS X and can be downloaded free from Mitrionics also offers several choices of Hybrid Computing Development Systems which provide a complete package of hardware, software and tools.

About Mitrionics

Founded in 2001, Mitrionics, located in Los Gatos, CA and Lund, Sweden is the technology leader in FPGA Accelerated Hybrid Computing Systems. Each fully integrated hardware and software platform provides a world-class hybrid computing environment including server, FPGA Accelerator, Mitrion Virtual Processor (MVP) IP and Mitrion SDK. The Mitrion Platform eliminates the need for circuit design skills making FPGA performance accessible to many disciplines like bioinformatics, genomics, image processing, digital signal processing, financial computing, information retrieval and business process optimization using database analytics. Mitrionics has key industry relationships with HP, SGI, Cray, Intel, AMD, Xilinx, Altera, XtremeData, Nallatech, and SET. For more information, visit the company Web site at, email [email protected] or call 408-395-3247.

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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