Acceleware Announces Acceleration of Matrix Methods up to 20X Faster



    Acceleware's New Matrix Equation Solvers Broadly Applicable for Markets
    Including Design Automation, Reservoir Simulation and Seismic Data
    Processing

    CALGARY, June 18 /CNW/ - Acceleware(R) Corp. (TSXV: AXE), a leading
developer of high performance computing solutions, today announced
acceleration of matrix equation solvers found in simulation and data
processing software commonly used for scientific and industrial applications.
These new methods significantly extend the problem solving capability of the
Acceleware Platform, allowing a broad new range of application providers the
opportunity to deliver the compelling performance of multi-core and hardware
accelerators to their technical computing customers. With matrix methods added
into the Acceleware Platform, end users of these advanced techniques can
benefit by solving their linear equation problems up to 20X faster.
    "The technical computing market has experienced explosive growth over the
last four years at 20% a year, and is expected to continue in a high growth
mode. Users running multi-physic codes, electromagnetic, mechanical, fluid
dynamics, EDA and oil/gas codes are driving this growth and require major
speed-ups on their applications to gain a competitive advantage. At the same
time, processors and systems are becoming more complex, making it harder to
obtain the required speed-ups. Linear solvers are used ubiquitously in
scientific and industry applications, simulation, and data processing, so
speed-ups in this area directly helps end-users, providing faster
time-to-market and increased scientific insights," commented Earl C. Joseph,
PhD. Program Vice President, High-Performance Computing at IDC.
    Acceleware's matrix equation solver technology will be applicable for
users of various electronic design automation, mechanical, fluid dynamics,
microwave, photonics, signal integrity/power integrity tools and integrated
circuit software tools, significantly reducing the simulation time in their
design flow. This allows semiconductor, wireless handset, and consumer and
industrial product manufacturers to bring higher-performance, feature-rich
products to market sooner, giving them a competitive edge and transforming the
way they solve problems. Oil and gas companies also use matrix methods to
solve larger, more complicated reservoir simulations and to help pin-point new
oil reserves faster, and with higher resolution.
    "This announcement allows new customers in multiple markets to apply
hardware acceleration, bringing supercomputing capacities to their most
difficult matrix based problems. Evolving the Acceleware Platform is a
critical step that delivers on our business strategy and the needs of our
vertical markets to ensure our customers receive leading-edge technology,"
stated Sean Krakiwsky, CEO for Acceleware. "We expect that existing partners
in our well-established design automation vertical will adopt this capability
first, followed by our oil and gas partners."
    "Reducing the solution time of linear systems could provide CST with
significant performance improvements to our Frequency Domain Solver," said
Dr. Irina Munteanu, Manager Strategic Projects & Cooperations for CST. "We are
committed to delivering a competitive advantage to our customers through
performance, features and competitive solutions."
    "Our reservoir modelling requires intensive computer simulations, and are
extremely complex. As such, run times are an issue for us. We are always
looking for ways to improve our modelling performance, and are interested in
any technology that can help in this regard," said Ian Atkinson,
VP Geoscience, Technology & Reservoir, Athabasca Oil Sands Corp.
    By developing this matrix equation solver technology, which is based on
NVIDIA's CUDA C-language development environment, the reach of the Acceleware
Platform extends into new markets, adding incremental value to existing users
of Acceleware solutions. Acceleware's latest capability speeds up large,
sparse linear equation computational algorithms by up to 20X.

    About Acceleware

    Acceleware develops and markets solutions that enable software vendors to
leverage heterogeneous, multi-core processing hardware without rewriting their
applications for parallel computing. This acceleration middleware allows
customers to speed-up simulation and data processing algorithms, benefiting
from high performance computing technologies available in the market such as
multiple-core CPUs, GPUs or other acceleration hardware. Acceleware's
expertise involves writing highly parallel software for many different
(high-performance computing) hardware platforms.
    Acceleware solutions are deployed by companies worldwide such as Philips,
Boston Scientific, Samsung, Eli Lilly, General Mills, Nokia, LG, RIM, Kyocera,
Medtronic, Hitachi, Fujifilm, FDA, Mitsubishi, Sony Ericsson, AGC, NTT DoCoMo,
and Renault to speed up product design, analyze data and make better business
decisions in areas such as electronic manufacturing, oil & gas, medical and
security imaging, industrial and consumer products, and academic research. For
more information about Acceleware, please visit www.acceleware.com.
    Acceleware is a public company on Canada's TSX Venture Exchange under the
trading symbol AXE.

    The TSX Venture Exchange Inc. does not accept responsibility for the
    adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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For further information:

For further information: Press Only: Kerry Tescher, Liaison Inc., (415)
391-0859, kerry@liaisonpr.com; Charlee Forbrigger, Acceleware Corp., (403)
249-9099 ext. 287, charlee.forbrigger@acceleware.com; Investor Contact: Thomas
McMillan, The Equicom Group, (403) 536-5903, tmcmillan@equicomgroup.com

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