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What is an accelerator?
An accelerator is a specialized piece of hardware that speeds up a software-based task. Usually used for speeding up simulation.
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2004-03-25 Verisity adds accelerators, emulators to Axis line
Verisity Ltd plans to add dynamically programmable processors to the XoC, Xtreme, and Xcite acceleration and emulation products it acquired in the deal last month for Axis Systems Inc.
2012-11-15 Tesla K20 GPU accelerators ready for supercomputers
Nvidia's Tesla K20 GPUs are said to be the firm's top flight chips to date, providing 90 per cent of the performance for the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
2013-07-30 OpenMP 4.0 extends reach to DSPs, accelerators
The OpenMP Consortium said the specificaton provides a new mechanism to describe regions of code where data and/or computation should be moved to another computing device.
2007-04-02 Net-interface accelerators: can help or hinder your systems
Examining how a given acceleration is used in a system environment gives clues to the feature's long-term utility.
2008-08-21 How Java software solutions outperform hardware accelerators
Java is a programming language which has one big advantage and one big disadvantage: the big advantage is 'write once, run anywhere'.
2005-08-09 Graphics accelerators with lowest core, system power demands
Imagination Technologies announced the availability of its PowerVR SGX Shader Graphics Accelerator family for wireless applications.
2008-08-13 Graphics accelerators deliver 200% capacity
Aimed at CAD and Digital Content Creation designers, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) has released two new professional graphics acceleratorsthe ATI FirePro V5700 and the ATI FirePro V3700.
2010-06-28 GPU accelerators deliver up to 2.64 TFLOPS
AMD's 9370 GPU compute accelerators deliver up to 2.64 TFLOPS of compute power for high-performance computing, cloud and enterprise-scale deployments.
2003-09-05 Emblaze uses accelerators to handle video for handhelds
Emblaze Semiconductor has rolled out its 3G application processor for mobile phones and other handheld devices.
2010-02-19 DSPs integrate improved accelerators, interconnects
Freescale's MSC8155 DSP packs next-generation acceleration and interconnect technologies that boost overall chip performance and enhance the capabilities of broadband wireless base station equipment.
2007-08-09 AMD unveils workstation graphics accelerators
AMD has announced five new high-performance ATI FireGL workstation graphics accelerators for CAD, DCC and medical imaging professionals.
2004-02-10 ADI MEMs accelerators target consumer apps
Analog Devices Inc. has released iMEMS (integrated micro electro mechanical system) accelerometers in thin 4-by-4-by-1.45mm plastic Lead Frame Chip Scale Packages (LFCSP).
2014-06-16 10Gbit TCP, UDP accelerators run up to 16,000 connections
The offload engines provide a throughput of more than 95 per cent for large and small size payload data transfers on a 10G network over 1.1GB/s per port, claiming ultra-low latency and zero jitter.
2003-12-24 Synopsys invests in accelerator provider Tharas
Synopsys Inc. has joined with NeoCarta Ventures to provide $4 million in venture funding for Tharas Systems, a provider of simulation accelerators. Tharas provides Hammer, a mixed-language acceleration solution that promises fast compilation and run times.
2012-07-02 Multi-core networking in Linux user space with zero overhead
Find out how multicore network SoCs work, and how to leverage them efficiently for data path processing.
2013-06-19 HPC sites offer growth potential for co-processors, Big Data
The recent study by IDC shows the penetration of co-processors and accelerators at HPC sites increased substantially, as well as the application of Big Data technologies and methods.
2013-08-02 High-voltage power amplifier for dielectric applications
Trek's Model 20/20C-HS high-speed, high-voltage amplifier provides high speed of response with slew rate greater than 800V/us and output current to 60mA peak AC.
2007-08-06 Faster ARM core drives new Nomadik multimedia ICs
STMicroelectronics' new Nomadik mobile multimedia application processors, which builds on the success of the pioneering STn8810 by increasing the speed of its ARM9 core by almost 50 percent.
2006-09-14 Cadence tool seen to hasten hardware assistance adoption
Cadence Design Systems believes its next-generation series of Incisive Xtreme accelerators/emulators can remove the traditional barriers to mass adoption of hardware assistance by design teams.
2007-09-14 C-to-FPGA tool supports Intel front side bus architecture
Impulse Accelerated Technologies Inc. today announced that they are the latest software-to-FPGA tools provider to support the Intel front side bus architecture.
2011-05-03 BEEcube plans data center, RF forays with FPGA platform
BEEcube will create systems-level accelerators to be used with traditional servers to run specialty apps, and produce digital RF development systems for testing cognitive and software-defined radio.
2006-11-10 Avnet teams with UChips for mobile apps
Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia, an operating group of Avnet Inc., announced it has signed a distribution agreement with UChips Inc., a solution provider of mobile 3D accelerators.
2008-03-17 AMD unrolls graphics accelerator for financial sector
AMD has announced a graphics accelerator card specifically designed to improve the visual experience for financial traders.
2007-05-22 Accelerator boards feature higher performance
ClearSpeed Technology has upgraded its Advance product family with software and hardware enhancements.
2008-11-24 The Portand Group, AMD collaborate on compiler tech
The Portland Group has entered into an agreement with AMD to jointly work on a compiler technology for AMD FireStream compute accelerators.
2003-02-04 Tharas offers 'farm' accelerator license
The company has released a licensing option that allows fuller utilization of its Hammer simulation accelerators.
2013-08-01 Synopsys optimizes sensor IP sub-system for data processing
Synopsys DesignWare Sensor IP Sub-system consists of a DesignWare ARCEM4 32bit processor, digital interfaces, ADCs, hardware accelerators, a library of DSP functions and software I/O drivers.
2002-06-16 Speeding up security processing
This technical article discusses how with gigabit operation becoming a standard in communication systems, designers must secure data at wire speed using secure socket layer accelerators.
2012-06-11 SoCs bring 5G WiFi to homes, small biz
Broadcom's line of 5G WiFi 802.11ac SoC solutions SoCs combine a high performance processor, GbE switch, GbE PHYs, USB 3.0 and traffic accelerators on a single chip.
2009-01-06 Samsung expands WiMAX, LTE silicon portfolio
Samsung is working on basebands for LTE and mobile WiMAX networks as well as media accelerators.
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