Manycore Processor Adoption Barriers Lowered by New Development Tools From Plurality

TOKYO , November 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Plurality Ltd., a developer of advanced manycore processor solutions, today announced at the Multicore Expo Japan 2008 the beta release of an extensive set of development tools for its HyperCore(TM) Architecture...


Plurality is developing acceleration boards that interface to a main CPU via a PCI Express connection and AMD's (NYSE: AMD) HyperTransport( TM) link. Plurality is a partner in AMD's Torrenza initiative, which enables hardware manufacturers other than AMD to connect a co-processor to an open CPU slot on the AMD Opteron 64 via its HyperTransport link. Daniel Daniel , country manager of AMD Israel, says "AMD is pleased that Plurality supports the Torrenza initiative. We believe Plurality offers an excellent solution for customers who need to accelerate applications requiring massively-parallel processing."

Pricing and Product Availability

The beta version of Plurality's development tools is available immediately at no charge and can be downloaded from http://www.plurality.com/download_form.html. Plurality will release an FPGA-based 32-core evaluation board during Q2, 2009. A 64-core chip (HAL-64) will be introduced during the second half of 2009, along with an acceleration board that includes the HAL-64 processor. For further information, please email the company at info@plurality.com or visit www.plurality.com.

About Plurality

Plurality develops advanced Intellectual Property, chips and acceleration boards for manycore processing. Plurality's IP is based on a scalable, easily-programmable, manycore processor that is positioned as a general-purpose accelerator. The processor delivers the highest performance and lowest cost per watt per square millimeter of any currently available chip-level shared memory machine. The privately-funded company is headquartered in Netanya, Israel . HyperCore is a trademark of Plurality Ltd. HyperTransport is a licensed trademark of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium.

SOURCE Plurality LTD