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100X Improved Performance For Any CPU Architecture

100X Improved Performance For Any CPU Architecture

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By Wisse Hettinga



Flow Computing Emerges from Stealth with Licensable, On-Die Parallel Processing Enabling 100X Improved Performance For Any CPU Architecture

From the Flow Computing website:

Flow’s groundbreaking new architecture, referred to as a Parallel Processing Unit (PPU), boosts the CPU performance up to 100-fold through PPU integrated on-die through a license from Flow. The PPU is fully backwards compatible with every existing software application for that CPU architecture – existing parallel functionality in all existing software and applications can be greatly accelerated by recompilation for the PPU without any software changes required.

The more PPU cores integrated on-die, the higher the performance boost that will be subsequently gained and Flow has optimized licenses for every major tier of CPU market application – mobile, PC and supercomputer. Flow’s technology is also complementary in nature to the entirety of the device motherboard as well as any peripheral boards – while it boosts the CPU, all other connected units (such as matrix units, vector units, NPUs and GPUs) holistically benefit from the performance of PPU and get a major boost from the now far-more-capable CPU.

Flow is already in initial discussions with major semiconductor vendors from around the world seeking the “Holy Grail” of next-generation CPU performance – more technical details will be publicly shared during the second half of 2024.

Participating entities in Flow’s pre-seed round include Butterfly Ventures (lead VC), FOV Ventures, Sarsia, Stephen Industries, Superhero Capital and Business Finland. As a spinout from the acclaimed VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, VTT maintains an equity stake in Flow Computing and all the patented IP developed over several years during this period has been officially transferred to Flow.

“We firmly believe there have been only incremental improvements in CPU performance during the last few decades – in our opinion, this has led to a situation where the CPU has actually become the weakest link in computing due to its sub-optimal sequential architecture,” said Timo Valtonen, co-founder and CEO of Flow Computing.

 

Flow Computing is a pioneering startup based in Helsinki, Finland enabling the next generation of CPU performance for the most demanding applications, such as locally-hosted AI and general-purpose parallel computing.

This revolutionary performance leap is achieved using the company’s patented Parallel Processing Unit (PPU) licensable architecture and compiler ecosystem – enabling developers to choose their preferred ratio of raw performance for new apps vs. maintaining legacy code and application compatibility when required. Flow’s groundbreaking architecture also turbocharges embedded systems and data centers, for uses such as edge and cloud computing, AI clouds, multimedia codecs across 5G/6G, autonomous vehicle systems, military-grade computing and more. Learn more at www.flow-computing.com.

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