Co-processors in space

BAE Systems will license the design of ClearSpeed’s next generation processor for inclusion in satellite systems.


Co-processor provider ClearSpeed Technology has inked a deal with BAE Systems under which BAE Systems will license the design of ClearSpeed’s next generation processor for inclusion in satellite systems.


In addition, BAE Systems will gain access to ClearSpeed’s software development kit (SDK) for the purpose of adding new libraries relevant to satellite system design and deployment.


‘Licensing our technology to a limited number of key partners has always been planned as part of our strategy,’ said Tom Beese, chief executive officer of ClearSpeed Technology.


ClearSpeed Technology is a semiconductor company that develops massively parallel coprocessors and accelerator boards.


The company currently offers its accelerator hardware in  PCI card formats, both PCI-X for legacy installations and PCIe for the most recent clusters. Both cards support the company’s dual CSX600 processor and deliver over 80 GFLOPS sustained double precision performance.


ClearSpeed has offices in San Jose, California and Bristol, UK, and has 84 patents granted and pending.