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Matrox Supersight e2 HPC platform now integrates ATI FirePro™ Professional Graphics

February 8, 2011, Montreal, Canada — Matrox Imaging is pleased to announce that the Matrox Supersight e2 high-performance computing (HPC) platform is now equipped with ATI FirePro™ Professional Graphics from AMD (NYSE: AMD).

Matrox Supersight e2, with its unique high-bandwidth PCIe® 2.0 switched fabric backplane, provides substantial data throughput and expansion capability for supporting up to six double-wide or up to nine single-wide GPUs in a 4U platform. In turn, each ATI FirePro Professional Graphics card provides up to 1600 stream processors and 147.2 GB/s of memory bandwidth.

"AMD and Matrox Imaging have worked closely to ensure seamless integration of ATI FirePro graphics accelerators into the Matrox Supersight e2 platform," says Janet Matsuda, general manager, AMD Professional Graphics. "ATI FirePro graphics accelerators are an excellent complement to Matrox's Supersight e2, delivering outstanding compute density for this platform to leverage."

Michael Chee, product manager, Matrox Imaging, explains, "The Matrox Supersight e2 with ATI FirePro V7800 or ATI FirePro V8800 graphics cards, provides the architecture and computational power needed to greatly accelerate the data-parallel operations commonly employed in high-throughput machine vision and medical imaging applications. In addition, many of these GPU-optimized operations are already available through our Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) software development kit."

Matrox Supersight e2 with optional ATI FirePro Professional Graphics is available now.

About Matrox Supersight e2

Matrox Supersight e2 is a high-performance computing platform designed for imaging applications with an extremely high throughput. Leveraging multiple clusters of CPUs, GPUs and FPGAs, Matrox Supersight e2 provides an environment for considerable data and task-level parallel processing through a unique PCI Express® (PCIe®) x16 2.0 (Gen2) switch fabric. The Matrox Imaging Library (MIL), which includes its Distributed MIL (DMIL) API, allows developers to create applications for Matrox Supersight e2. As MIL is supported on all Matrox Imaging hardware platforms, development on Matrox Supersight e2 is simplified and ensures that the source code is portable across all devices, from nodes with 48 CPU cores and 4 FPGAs, to a node with 12 CPU cores, 1 FPGA and 6 (double-wide) GPUs, and everything in between.

About Matrox Imaging

Established in 1976, Matrox Imaging is a leading developer of component-level solutions for machine vision, image analysis, medical imaging, and video surveillance. Products include frame grabbers, vision processors, imaging computers, industrial and smart cameras, and application development software. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Matrox is a privately held company with offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, and Hong Kong. For more company information, visit "About Matrox Imaging".

For more information, please contact:

Catherine Overbury, Marketing Communications Manager
Matrox Imaging
1055 St. Regis Blvd., Dorval, Quebec, H9P 2T4
Tel: 514-685-2630 ext. 2459
Email: coverbur@matrox.com