Mitrionics Inc. has announced Version 2.0 of the Mitrion Software Development Kit (SDK), a free C-family parallel programming language development environment, and the Mitrion Virtual Processor (MVP). These combined offerings are focused on increasing productivity among application developers working with parallel programming of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to accelerate computing applications. The Mitrion SDK version 2.0 can be downloaded for free at www.mitrionics.com.
Version 2.0 introduces new advanced debugging tools and provides seamless integration with the Mitrionics' Hybrid Computing Development (HPC) Systems.
MVP 2.0 enables commercial enterprises, academic institutions and government labs to easily program reconfigurable FPGA accelerated systems without using C-to-gates tools or hardware development languages (HDLs). The MVP is a design for a highly configurable hardware execution engine, which can run parallel software programs while maintaining the exceptional performance of FPGAs.
The Mitrion SDK 2.0 is optimized for applications requiring high throughput and low latency, such as genome informatics, proteomics, Internet and database search, and business process optimization challenges. According to Mitrionics, accelerated applications running on the virtual processor increase application performance by 10x to100x versus nonaccelerated systems while consuming ninety percent less power.