TAMPA, Fla.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 15, 2006— Celoxica (LSE: CXA), a leader in electronic system level design for the acceleration of embedded systems and high-performance computing, is demonstrating the acceleration of compute intensive oil exploration applications at Supercomputing 06 (Booth 500). The real-time demonstration shows massive performance acceleration using a combination of FPGA based co-processors, high-speed interconnect and Celoxica's enabling design tools and IP.
The demonstrated algorithm performs finite difference acoustic
modelling for a seismic application. Using Celoxica's DK Design Suite,
the algorithm is off-loaded from the main processor and compiled from
C software code to an FPGA based parallel co-processor. The
demonstration compares the performance of the algorithm on a
stand-alone processor and an FPGA co-processor. In this example the
Celoxica architected solution was implemented into a Xilinx Virtex 4
FPGA and achieved a 16x performance improvement on an algorithm
provided by Total, one of the largest oil companies in the world.
"We believe that FPGA technology will allow us to achieve much
greater performance levels than are possible with processor-only based
systems," said Laurent Derrien, high-performance computing (HPC) team,
"Initial results have been very promising, and with our partner
Celoxica, we are looking forward to continued progress in the area of
accelerated computing," said Henri Calandra, HPC Team, Total.
"This benchmark is the latest data point that shows the
capabilities of modern FPGA co-processors for high-performance
computing applications," said Jeff Jussel, vice president of marketing
and general manager of the Americas for Celoxica. "The ability to
program FPGAs from software throws open the door for application
acceleration in the oil and gas industry, as well as for applications
in other compute intensive industries such as finance and the life
Celoxica recently released the RCHTX card that provides the
acceleration platform for FPGA-based co-processing. Celoxica provides
a complete solution from software compilation, RTOS kernels for FPGA
computing as well as their signature compilers that take C software
applications and compile them to FPGA hardware.
A leader in electronic system level design (ESL), Celoxica is
enabling the next generation of advanced electronic products by
producing tools, boards, IP and services that turn software into
silicon. Celoxica technology raises design abstraction to the
algorithm level, accelerating productivity and lowering risk and costs
by generating semiconductor hardware directly from C-based software
descriptions. Adding to a growing installed base, Celoxica provides
the world's most widely used C-based behavioral design and synthesis
solutions to companies developing semiconductor products in markets
such as consumer electronics, defense and aerospace, automotive,
industrial and security. Celoxica is a publicly traded company on the
Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange under the
symbol CXA. For more information, visit: www.celoxica.com.
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