The Convey Computer site reports that the company has been acquired by Micron. Known for their hybrid-core computing technology, the Convey team will join Micron’s Advanced Computing Solutions Group in their Compute and Networking Business Unit.
While few details are available as of this writing, Micron says it will continue to support Convey’s existing customers’ needs and challenges.
If you are wondering what a memory manufacturer might want with a company with hybrid computing expertise, you might want to start with this video that describes the new Micron Automata processor for Big Data.
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.”