Quintillium Processor Cores Offer Massive Scalability and Feature a True 64–bit General-Purpose Scalar Engine with an Eight-Stride, Double-Precision Vector Floating Point UnitPITTSBURGH – November 8, 2004
– CPU Technology, Inc.® (CPU TECH), a leading edge provider of high performance computing solutions, today announced at the SC2004 Conference the launch of Quintillium, a family of true 64-bit Configurable Processor Cores designed specifically to accommodate Deeply Coupled Computing architectures. True 64-bit processors can directly address more than 18 quintillion (1018) unique memory locations, meeting a key requirement for massively scaled, shared-memory computing systems.
The Quintillium family delivers unparalleled price/performance and power efficiency with the high reliability and capacity required to address the needs of the High Performance Computing market. A Quintillium processor core combines a robust 64-bit scalar engine with an eight-stride, double-precision vector floating point unit for computationally intensive applications.
Deeply Coupled Computing architectures provide for the complete interaction and synchronization of processors with latencies ranging from less than one millionth of a second on large-scale systems to instantaneous on-chip. Quintillium-based Deeply Coupled Computers enable the practical realization of parallelism, opening doors to increased performance for new and existing applications.
“Arrays of deeply coupled Quintillium processors are ideally suited to support host processors as offload engines and task processors,” said Jeff Wolf, CPU TECH’s Corporate Vice President. “With our recently announced MPACxTM scalable infrastructure, eight 64-bit Quintillium cores can now be combined onto a single System-on-Chip.”
“The ultra-low latency achieved by deeply coupled Quintillium processors enables massive scaling with increased productivity” added Alan Smith, Chief Technical Officer at CPU TECH.
The base configuration of Quintillium family processor cores offer power-efficient, sustained double-precision GigaFlop class performance and will be available for System-on-Chip development programs in the first quarter of 2005.About CPU Technology, Inc.
CPU Technology, Inc. develops and manufactures compatible, next-generation solutions for the high-end computing market. The company’s automated system-level design and verification technologies radically reduce cost and time-to-market for high-end systems. CPU TECH’s innovative embedded multiprocessor architectures and System-on-Chip technology yield highly reliable solutions which are smaller, lighter, faster and more power-efficient. The company uniquely solves industry-wide problems such as electronic system obsolescence through software-compatible modernization. CPU TECH is a privately held company founded in 1989 and headquartered in Pleasanton, California with business development offices in Reston, Virginia. Current investors include The Carlyle Group.
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