Milpitas, CA -- 6/2/2008– Appro, a leading provider of high-performance enterprise computing systems and XtremeData, leader in FPGA-based In-Socket Accelerators will demonstrate performance acceleration of a full double-precision floating point Monte Carlo financial simulation analysis at the SIFMA Technology Management Conference in New York, NY, June 10-12, booth 3105.
This demonstration combines the Intel® QuickAssist Technology, Appro’s high performance HyperServer based on Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processors, XtremeData’s XD2000 family of In-Socket Accelerators (ISA)™, and the new XtremeRNG™ library of building blocks for random number generation (RNG) to significantly accelerate financial and scientific Monte Carlo applications. The XD2000 provides application acceleration over 10X versus single-precision only GPUs, while simultaneously reducing overall system power consumption, maintaining support for error correction codes, and offering full support for double-precision math.
“Appro is working closely with XtremeData to jointly reach the double-precision floating point capabilities of high performance FPGAs”, said John Lee, VP of Advanced Technology Solutions of Appro.
“This technology addresses many financial customers’ requests for a cost-effective solution that offers configuration flexibility and performance gains using FPGA-based systems. Monte Carlo simulation consists of Pathway Generation/Evaluation, and Expectation/ Computation,” said Geno Valente, vice president of sales and marketing at XtremeData Inc. “Combining Appro Hyperservers, Intel QuickAssist Technology and the XD2000i In-Socket Accelerator, XtremeData demonstrates that source code written within the Intel QuickAssist Technology abstraction framework can be re-targeted between the CPU and the FPGA without modifying the original source code, enabling rapid development of financial IT applications.”
“The demonstration of Monte Carlo simulation on the Appro HyperServer series using XtremeData XD2000i Accelerator with the support of Intel QuickAssist Technology showcases a powerful FPGA co-processing solution for innovating on Intel® Xeon® processor-based platforms,” said Dylan Larson, Director, Server Software and Technology Initiatives, Digital Enterprise Group, Intel Corporation.
Appro is a leading developer of innovative workstations, density-managed servers, clusters and supercomputers. Appro is uniquely positioned to support High-Performance Computing markets focusing on medium to large-scale deployments where lowest total cost of ownership is a primary consideration. Appro unlocks the value of IT through outstanding price/performance, balanced architecture, open standards and engineering expertise. Appro headquarters is in Milpitas, CA, with an R&D/manufacturing center in Asia and a sales and service office in Houston, TX. To learn more go to http://www.appro.com