Convey’s Wolverine family of coprocessors are compact, general purpose application accelerators that provide a “drop-in” performance boost, dramatically increasing the performance of x86 systems.
Based on Field Programmable Gate Array technology
PCI Express form factor cards can be installed in a variety of off-the-shelf servers
Designed for enterprise applications, with a robust design and system tools delivering ease of integration and application development productivity
Convey Application Accelerators dramatically increase the performance of an x86 system, allowing a single accelerated system to do the work of 20-40 conventional servers. This allows a handful of servers to replace many racks of equipment, reducing both acquisition and facilities costs. A Convey Accelerated Image Resizer (based on the company’s Wolverine 690 card), can resize images at rates up to 70 times faster than a conventional server. Systems with an Accelerated Image Resizer can deliver:
91% lower capital costs
97% reduced power costs
95% reduced facilities costs
The reduced capital expense combined with savings in operational costs delivers over a 90% reduction in 3 year cost of ownership compared to conventional servers alone.
Wolverine coprocessors share a virtual address space with threads running on the host system:
Wolverine on-board memory is mapped into the virtual address space of the attached process
Coprocessor infrastructure handles virtual-to-physical translation
Host and coprocessor have full access to all data, using the same pointers
GSVM makes programming the coprocessor easier while protecting the host system against errant references.