Midvale, UTAH — Midvale, Utah based Star Bridge Systems, http://www.starbridgesystems.com , announced the delivery of the first products using the company’s new reconfigurable computer technology. Star Bridge delivered two HAL-15GrW1 Hypercomputers to CeriStar, Inc., a Salt Lake City telecommunications company. Each HAL-15GrW1 is a desktop machine with processing power equal to 10,000 750 MHz Pentium III processors. Star Bridge will receive License and Lease fees of $685,000 for each system under a $20 million license that calls for delivery of a total of 32 machines to CeriStar over the next eleven months.
CeriStar’s Marketing Vice President, Dane Goodfellow, said CeriStar plans to use the two machines to develop software for a high-speed platform for Internet telephone communications. He said the remaining machines will be used as components in high speed networks. Goodfellow added: “Star Bridge’s technology is a key factor in our plans to provide enhanced services in an IP Network that has the potential to bring consumers dramatic cost savings, excellent voice quality, and enhanced application capability. With Star Bridge’s equipment, we expect development time, manufacturing costs and costs of operation all to be lower than with circuit-based or packet-based equipment available from other manufacturers.”
Alfred J. DiMora, CEO of Star Bridge, said the delivery to CeriStar marks the completion of the first version of Star Bridge’s new Viva software system. He said, “The combination of Viva running on our Hypercomputers represents the world’s most advanced computing system.
Together they represent the next generation of computing. We believe that with our hardware and software, CeriStar will have the tools to build the communications system of tomorrow – today.”
The Hypercomputers are in reality powerful, reconfigurable parallel processing supercomputers. Star Bridge’s Chief Technology Officer, Kent L. Gilson, said, “Our technology features both reconfigurable and parallel processing. With it CeriStar will be able to build a network that not only offers superior voice quality and lower cost, but also the capacity to add numerous enhanced services to basic local and long-distance services. These include audio and video conferencing, Internet access, on-line billing and payment, and more.”
Star Bridge develops and markets products and technology based upon a new kind of computing technology called reconfigurable computing. Executive vice president Brent D. Ward says the company calls its reconfigurable computing technology Hypercomputing, because “it rewrites the rules for all the design parameters for computing, including speed, size, cost, functionality, power consumption, design time and reliability.” He said the company’s technology applies to many products in the information technology and electronics markets, from supercomputers to PCs and from the servers that power the Internet to the wireless, hand-held devices used to access the Internet.