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May 30, 2012
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 30 — TransCella, a startup addressing fundamental software performance issues on multicore CPUs, has emerged partially from stealth mode and has posted pre-launch information at www.transcella.com, offering a preview of the company and the market issues it is addressing.
“We are taking a truly new approach to a pervasive challenge in computing today: how to solve the serious performance and scalability problems created by multicore processors, without transferring the burden to software developers to re-engineer their applications,” said Bob Dreyer, founder and CEO of TransCella. “TransCella was founded to close the growing gap between the continued evolution of CPU architectures and the ability of software to take advantage of new hardware advances.”
Official launch of the company is planned for Fall 2012, at which time product and technology details will be revealed. In the meantime, interested potential customers are invited to find out more about TransCella under non-disclosure agreement (NDA) terms.
Novel solution to a fundamental challenge
For many decades, the increasing transistor counts of Moore’s Law enabled microprocessor designers to continually improve the performance of software applications. The switch to multicore processors ended the era of easy performance gains for existing software. Most legacy software applications run single-threaded, making them unable to tap the performance potential of multicore hardware.
Recent shifts in microprocessor development have opened a widening gap between hardware potential and software performance – leaving computer systems with unused performance and wasted power, and preventing end users from reaping the performance benefits promised by multicore CPUs.
“TransCella is developing a new category of software technology that restores the promise of ever-increasing computing performance, allowing existing software to take full advantage of multicore processors,” said Dreyer. “We’ll be announcing more about our solutions later this year.”
TransCella was founded in 2008 to find simple-to-deploy software-based solutions to a major performance problem caused by multicore CPUs: the inability of existing, single-threaded software applications to run optimally on multicore microprocessor architectures. Pursuing a breakthrough approach, TransCella is helping to restore the performance promises inherent in Moore’s Law for new generations of multicore architectures, for the benefit of CPU vendors, computer system OEMs, software makers and end users. For more information, please visit www.transcella.com.
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