Solarflare Launches University Program for

Solarflare Launches University Program for ApplicationOnLoad(TM)
Engine 
Program Fosters Collaborative Development, Deployment and Promotion
of AOE Applications by Colleges and Universities 
IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/13/12 --  Solarflare, the leader in
application-intelligent 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) networking
software and hardware, today announced the launch of its Solarflare
University Program for the Solarflare ApplicationOnLoad(TM) Engine
(AOE). By providing access to the AOE hardware and development kits
at a substantial educational discount, the Solarflare University
Program provides FPGA-based products for classroom instruction in
computer science and computer engineering helping to pioneer advances
in Customized Compute. In addition, Solarflare is also announcing the
Innovation Awards to encourage and reward research, innovation, and
application development in the field of Customized Compute.  
Open to faculty and students at university and educational
institutions worldwide, the Program supports access to the full
portfolio of Solarflare's ApplicationOnload Engine hardware and
software, and a firmware development environment integrated with the
Altera Quartus II software. With an industry proven Linux networking
driver stack and OpenOnload(R) application acceleration middleware,
the AOE comes with a complete data path to the host allowing
researchers to concentrate on computer science and application
development.  
"The Future Computing Technology Laboratory at Clemson University is
dedicated to research in reconfigurable computing and providing our
researchers and students with an advanced computing infrastructure,"
said Melissa Smith, assistant professor, Holcombe Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University. "The
Solarflare University Program and the Innovation Awards are examples
of how private industry and universities can work together to better
educate our students about new technologies and equip them with the
latest tools and knowledge. We look forward to working with
Solarflare and being a part of the University Program." 
The Program works with and complements the Altera University Program
and other industry organizations, including OpenFPGA. Members of the
academic community participating in the Solarflare University Program
receive: 


 
--  Access to the Solarflare AOE hardware and firmware development kit at
    a substantial educational discount
--  Eligibility to enter the Customized Compute Innovation Awards with
    winners receiving recognition and cash prizes
--  Connection to the Solarflare AOE Partner Network of application
    developers, and FPGA design services, tools, and IP providers
--  Complimentary attendance at Solarflare's annual Partner Network Event
--  University promotion through prominent display of University's logo on
    Program website
--  Permission to display Solarflare and AOE logos on University's website

  
Customized Compute Innovation Awards
 Solarflare is also launching its
competition for the Customized Compute Innovation Awards which is
open to members of the Solarflare University Program. Research areas
include: electronic trading, intrusion detection and intrusion
prevention (IDS and IPS), data loss prevention (DLP), signal
processing, encryption/decryption, high performance computing (HPC),
and video and digital media. 
The Innovation Awards will award winners in each of the following: 


 
--  Best application or tool set (Open Source or FreeBSD) running on an
    AOE - ($10,000 cash prize)
--  Best academic paper by a graduate, post graduate or university
    researcher published in journal or presented at a technical conference
    using AOE as a research platform - ($5,000 cash prize)
--  Best poster presented at a technical conference by a graduate student
    using AOE as a research platform - ($2,500 cash prize)
--  Best poster presented at a technical conference by an undergraduate
    student using AOE as a research platform - ($2,500 cash prize)

  
"Altera is dedicated to introducing students to the latest digital
technologies," said Stephen Brown, director of university programs,
Altera Corporation. "The Solarflare ApplicationOnLoad Engine, which
includes Altera's latest high-performance Stratix(R) V FPGA and
integrated support through our Quartus II development software,
provides an ideal platform for university students to focus on
application acceleration research and development." 
"Working to educate universities and other future adopters of the
benefits of using FPGA technology for high level and enterprise
applications is an important goal for OpenFPGA," said Eric Stahlberg,
president of OpenFPGA.org. "The Solarflare University Program
embodies this goal and we are united with Solarflare in building the
global community for low power, easily developed application
acceleration." 
For more information, please visit
http://www.solarflare.com/University-Program.  
About Solarflare
 Solarflare is a leading provider of
application-intelligent networking I/O products that bridge the gap
between applications and the network, deliver improved performance,
increased scalability, and higher return on investment. The company's
solutions are widely used in scale-out server environments such as
high frequency trading, high performance computing, cloud,
virtualization and big data. Solarflare's products are available from
leading distributors and value-added resellers, as well as from Dell,
IBM, and HP. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California and
operates an R&D facility in Cambridge, UK. 
All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their
registered owners. 
MEDIA CONTACT 
Dean Rodgers
Atomic PR for Solarflare
dean.rodgers@atomicpr.com
1 (415) 593-1400 
 
 
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