Compaan Design and PolyCore Software Collaborate to Offer Comprehensive Multicore Development Solution

Mar 09, 2011, 03:00 ET from PolyCore Software, Inc.

AMSTERDAM and BURLINGAME, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Compaan Design BV (Compaan), a leader in technology for parallelization, compilation and HW acceleration, together with PolyCore Software, Inc. (PSI), specialists in multicore development software, today announce a relationship for collaboration in furthering solutions for multicore applications. This partnership will bring to the industry, an innovative and more comprehensive solution to the challenges inherent in multicore designs.

Compaan HotSpot Parallelizer technology enables SW/HW engineers to derive high-end dataflow streaming designs from portable C.  Affine nested loops that constitute the application hotspots are analyzed for dataflow and are partitioned as a Kahn Process Network (KPN).  The KPN implements a correct, verified, synchronized, deadlock free, and parallel operating SW design.  In a next stage this SW design is mapped to different processor cores and HW accelerators resulting in a heterogeneous, multicore and parallel operating SW/HW system.

PSI's Poly-Platform(TM), streamlines the migration to multicore by substantially shortening the design cycle through abstraction, quick turn optimizations and validation. Preservation of investment is realized through a standardized programming model and tools that allow for improved productivity, which recurs for each product generation. Poly-Platform, together with Compaan HotSpot Parallelizer, provides designers with next-level analysis and implementation capabilities, simplifying multicore programming.

"Compaan HotSpot Parallelizer implements high-performance SW/HW designs that go beyond the state of the art in reliability and productivity," says John van Brummen, CCO of Compaan Design.  "The partnership with PolyCore Software aims for platform integration and extends our product reach to mainstream multicore applications."

"Compaan HotSpot Parallelizer and Poly-Platform together provide a leading-edge tool chain," says Ted Gribb, vice president, sales, PolyCore Software.  "Developers using this tool chain are enabled to maximize the performance of their application for a broad spectrum of multicore topologies."

Rapidly increasing demand for optimized performance has fueled the move to multicore designs. Through this relationship, Compaan and PSI are able to further provide architects with the most efficient solution. Pioneered by industry veterans, both PSI and Compaan are committed to simplifying multicore.

For more information about Compaan, see or visit Compaan at the DATE 2011 Conference (Grenoble, France) in booth 44.

For more information about PSI, see or visit PSI at ESC Silicon Valley 2011 (San Jose, US) in booth 2309.

About Compaan Design

Compaan Design develops technology for parallelization, compilation and HW acceleration of ISO C applications. It offers innovative products that reliably compile and scale to state-of-the-art silicon with multi-billion transistors such as x86 multicore, MPSoC and FPGA.

The Compaan Design workflow guides step-by-step parallelization towards improved energy efficiency and computational throughput. Parallelism is exploited for streaming data and increased architecture utilization. Exact dataflow analysis guarantees correctness and robustness of application execution. Code generation is heterogeneous and supports flexible HW/SW co-design. It is a perfect solution for today's MPSoCs composed of DSPs, FPGAs and microprocessors. It conveniently retargets to customized processors and IP blocks.

About PolyCore Software

PolyCore Software, Inc. provides a standards-based programming model that simplifies multicore software development, improving time-to-market, risk and cost, while preserving existing investments. PolyCore Software provides run-time solutions and tools for multicore platforms, serving markets as communications infrastructure, digital consumer, medical, HPC, industrial automation, aerospace and defense.


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