The DRC RPU is a system solution for solving compute-intensive problems and for accelerating high-performance applications. The RPU consists of DRC logic along with programmable hardware that plugs directly into an open processor socket in a multi-way Opteron system.
The DRC RPU provides the most tightly-coupled coprocessing environment possible with direct access to DDR memory and any adjacent Opteron processor at full HyperTransport bandwidth and low latency. The RPU then becomes a resource for the remaining Opteron processor, offloading CPU-intensive software subroutines to hardware.
With a DRC RPU, applications run many times faster than ordinary solutions connected to a peripheral bus. Coprocessor bandwidth and latency bottlenecks are completely eliminated. DRC's total solution increases performance and efficiency that, at the same time, open doors to new exploration and reduces costs.