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IDT Opens High-Performance Computing Lab

July 23, 2015

Integrated Device Technology (IDT), the manufacturer of RapidIO and PCIe network switches, bridges, semiconductors, and timing products, recently announced that it has opened a new computing lab to support the development of computer processing technologies.

Its lab, the Open High-Performance Analytics and Computing (HPAC) Lab, targets use from industry CPU manufacturers, accelerator vendors, and software developers that require access to a number of processor types that can provide both high throughput and efficiency. According to IDT, software developers that will benefit the most from the lab will likely include developers of analytics, machine learning, pattern recognition, and image processing software.

Sailesh Chittipeddi, the chief technology officer and vice president of global operations at IDT, commented on the need for connection between devices to power the future of large computing systems.

“As analytics of large amounts of unstructured data become more important in the hyperscale cloud data center, the need for using accelerators such as GPUs and FPGAs in conjunction with processors is paramount, and low-latency interconnect is key to keeping up with the workload in distributed multi-processor systems,” Chittipeddi said. “We kicked off the Open HPAC Lab to provide an area of collaboration for those requiring the low latency and energy efficiency that RapidIO interconnect delivers.”

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Representatives from ARM, NVIDIA, and the Open Compute Project also noted that enterprise and cloud-based data centers will find this type of technology as their backbone in the years to come. The processing of business analytics data, as just one example, is a non-stop activity that churns through terabytes of data every day. That sort of demand requires speed and efficiency because enterprises need answers to their questions at a moment's notice and they do not want to break the bank in the process.

The global analytics market alone is expected to experience a compound annual growth rate of more than 26 percent during the 2014-2019 period. In addition to the other markets listed above, there is clearly a need for improved computing. Any boost in speed or reduction of cost can result in tremendous savings for all organizations involved.

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

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