Mitrion SDK v2

Mitrionics has introduced v2 of the Mitrion SDK, a free C-family parallel programming language development environment, and the Mitrion Virtual Processor (MVP).

These combined offerings are focused on dramatically increasing productivity among application developers working with parallel programming of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to accelerate computing applications.

v2.0's new productivity features significantly improves compilation speed, introduces new advanced debugging tools, and provides seamless integration with the Mitrionics’ Hybrid Computing Development (HPC) Systems.

In particular the 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) like VHDL or Verilog. 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.

Analysis and opinion

Robert Roe investigates some of the European projects focusing on preparing today’s supercomputers and HPC programmers for exascale HPC


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