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TI, Nimbix Deliver Accelerated Compute Cloud


DALLAS, Dec. 5, – Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) and Nimbix, a leader in heterogeneous high performance computing cloud processing, announced their collaboration on Nimbix's Accelerated Compute Cloud (NACC). By selecting TI's high-performance KeyStone multicore DSPs, Nimbix is significantly reducing power and accelerating workflows for video processing and imaging applications, making high performance computing in the cloud easier than ever before.

"When choosing technology for our accelerated compute cloud, we looked no further than TI's KeyStone multicore DSPs," said Steve Hebert, CEO of Nimbix. "With the Nimbix Accelerated Compute Cloud, customers can leverage hardware acceleration technology, including TI's multicore DSPs to increase the speed and ease of use for video and imaging applications, as well as reducing overall development costs. Together with TI, we are lowering the adoption barrier, while helping users achieve better cloud economics."

The cloud has become an increasingly important computing paradigm for high performance and data intensive applications. As analytics challenges and cloud data processing volumes continue to explode, having an infrastructure tuned to handle these diverse workloads more efficiently becomes paramount. The TI and Nimbix collaboration demonstrates the power of combining low-power acceleration technology with an easy to use high performance cloud service. Nimbix leveraged the fixed-and floating-point capabilities of TI's KeyStone-based TMS320C66x DSPs to provide real time high definition video processing in a cloud compute environment. The use of multicore DSPs over other processors lends itself to be better in performance per watt, resulting in lower TCO for a variety of cloud-based workloads, including video, imaging and multimedia.

"We are very excited to be working with Nimbix on their Accelerated Compute Cloud," said Ramesh Kumar, business manager, multicore processors, Texas Instruments. "In just two weeks Nimbix got our multicore DSP technology integrated with their cloud environment, and we look forward to continuing our work with them in the high performance computing market as they implement accelerated cloud platform for additional DSP workloads."

Availability

Nimbix offers its cloud computing service through the Nimbix Accelerated Compute Cloud Portal at https://nacc.nimbix.net and through its innovative Task Processing API which enables enterprises to launch many concurrent cloud processing tasks with a simple web command.

About TI's KeyStone multicore architecture

TI's KeyStone multicore architecture is the platform for true multicore innovation, offering developers a robust portfolio of high performance, low-power multicore devices. Unleashing breakthrough performance, the KeyStone architecture is the foundation upon which TI's new TMS320C66x DSP generation was developed. KeyStone differs from any other multicore architecture as it has the capacity to provide full processing capability to every core in a multicore device. KeyStone-based devices are optimized for high performance markets including wireless base stations, mission critical, test and automation, medical imaging and high performance computing.

About Nimbix

Nimbix is a provider of cloud-based High Performance Computing infrastructure and applications. Nimbix offers HPC applications as a service through the Nimbix Accelerated Compute Cloud, dramatically speeding up data processing for Life Sciences, Oil & Gas and Rendering applications. Nimbix operates unique high performance hybrid systems and accelerated servers in its Dallas, Texas datacenter.

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments semiconductor innovations help 90,000 customers unlock the possibilities of the world as it could be – smarter, safer, greener, healthier and more fun. Our commitment to building a better future is ingrained in everything we do – from the responsible manufacturing of our semiconductors, to caring for our employees, to giving back inside our communities. This is just the beginning of our story.

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Source: Texas Instruments

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