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Date: 11-10-14

Automata Processor (AP) software development kit from Micron

Micron Technology announced the availability of the evaluation version of parallel processing architecture based Automata Processor (AP) software development kit (SDK) for developers to design and test high-computing applications such as bioinformatics, video/image analytics, and network security where high parallel processing is required.

AP is scalable computing platform offering computing resources harnessed from tens of thousands to millions of processing elements. The AP SDK connect such processor elements to create a task-specific processing engine for solving big data.

"Micron's Automata Processor technology is a radical departure from traditional compute offload accelerators," said Paul Teich, CTO and Senior Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. "Micron's technology has the potential to accelerate high-value segments of big data pattern recognition for complex, unstructured data streams, some of which are not economical to address at scale today."

"By providing a fundamentally new and powerful technology, plus the tools to operate and program it, Micron is providing developers and customers an entirely new way to power their innovation," said Paul Dlugosch, director of Automata Processor development for Micron's compute and networking business unit. "One of the most challenging problems facing the developer community today is programmer productivity. In many cases, productivity is lost as developers work to identify and implement high levels of parallelism on conventional architectures. The Automata Processor and SDK will provide a new alternative for implementing very high levels of hardware parallelism without the complexities associated with von Neumann-style architectures."

The University of Virginia and Micron Technology have founded the Center for Automata Processing (CAP), whose members benefits from low-cost access to Automata Processor tools and resources, plus training and support in a research and support environment comprised of researchers from multiple institutions and organizations.

The AP SDK is currently available through Micron's developer portal. Visit micron.com/automata to know more.

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