LONDON ClearSpeed Technology Ltd. (Bristol, England) has demonstrated its CSX600 64-bit floating point coprocessor at a supercomputer conference in Heidelberg, Germany, the company said Tuesday (June 21).
The CSX600 is designed as a co-processor and delivers a sustained performance of up to 25-GFLOPS at less than 10 watts power consumption, ClearSpeed said. The processor was announced in October 2004 as offering 50-GFLOPS peak and 25-GFLOPS sustained running at 5 watts.
The ClearSpeed demonstration systems include an IBM IntelliStation with dual-Opteron processors from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and a second PC with dual-Xeon Intel processors. One system is running with two dual co-processor CSX600 boards, and the second system includes one CSX600 board.
Software development kits and sample silicon would be available in the third quarter of 2005, ClearSpeed said. ClearSpeed's boards come in the PCI-X form factor and can be slotted in to workstations, servers and clusters.
ClearSpeed, a company that has undergone several changes since its origins as graphics company PixelFusion in 1997, was awarded a U.K. government grant of £427,800 (about $760,000) to develop a 64-bit processor, in April 2004. The company raised £11.1 million (about $20.5 million) through an initial public offering of shares and a listing on London's Alternative Investment Market, in July 2004.