(Gawkwire) –  Convey Computer, the leader in hybrid-core computing, today announced the company has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on the POWER microprocessor architecture.

Convey joins a growing roster of technology organizations working collaboratively to build advanced server, networking, storage and acceleration technology as well as industry leading open source software aimed at delivering more choice, control and flexibility to developers of next-generation, hyperscale and cloud data centers. The group makes POWER hardware and software available to open development for the first time, as well as making POWER intellectual property licensable to others, greatly expanding the ecosystem of innovators on the platform.

"We are pleased to become a member of the OpenPOWER Foundation to collaborate with other members by adding our patented hybrid-core acceleration technology based on FPGAs," said Bruce Toal, CEO of Convey. "Our current portfolio of accelerated solutions coupled with the POWER architecture and IBM’s Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) offer data center customers the ability to deploy high performing, cost efficient solutions."

"Convey has a proven track record with years of experience in providing accelerated platforms and solutions to their customers," said Brad McCredie, President of the OpenPOWER Foundation and IBM Fellow and Vice President. "We welcome Convey’s contribution and collaboration around the POWER architecture and CAPI to deliver even greater performance gains than previously available."

Convey delivers accelerated hybrid-core solutions to customers who need powerful platforms to reduce time-to-solution, lower operating costs, and shrink data center footprints. The company plans to use their HC technology and reconfigurable computing expertise in conjunction with IBM’s Power8 servers to accelerate applications in data analytics.

Data analytics applications, such as image resizing and image recognition, are well-suited for acceleration because of the large amount of decoding/encoding, resizing, and pattern matching they require. When mapped onto a reconfigurable accelerator, like Convey’s hybrid-core technology, these types of applications typically achieve thirty-five fold performance increases. Better performance not only speeds results, it saves money by reducing the overall amount of servers needed along with corresponding amounts of power, cooling, and data center space.

About Convey Computer Corporation
Convey breaks power, performance and programmability barriers with the world’s first hybrid-core computer—a system that marries the low cost and simple programming model of a commodity system with the performance of a customized hardware architecture. Using the Convey hybrid-core technology, customers worldwide in industries such as life sciences, research, big data, and the government/military are enjoying order of magnitude performance increases. http://www.conveycomputer.com/

To learn more about OpenPOWER and to view the complete list of current members, go to http://www.openpowerfoundation.org. #OpenPOWER to join the conversation.

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