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IDT RapidIO® 20 Gbps-Per-Port Switches Provide High-Performance Interconnect for Low-Power BrownDwarf Supercomputer



  IDT RapidIO® 20 Gbps-Per-Port Switches Provide High-Performance Interconnect
  for Low-Power BrownDwarf Supercomputer

IDT's Low-latency, High-performance-per-watt RapidIO Switches Enable Prodrive
and nCore to Use Texas Instrument’s RapidIO-compatible ARM+DSP Processors and
                      Leapfrog Supercomputing Incumbents

International Supercomputing Conference 2013

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- June 17, 2013

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT^®) (NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and
Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions,
today announced that the IDT CPS-1848 and CPS-1616 Gen 2 Serial RapidIO^®
switches provide the key system interconnect for the low-power BrownDwarf
Supercomputer developed by nCore HPC and Prodrive. IDT's RapidIO switches
offer 20 Gbps throughput per port with the lowest latency and the highest
performance-per-watt compared to other interconnects, enabling nCore and
Prodrive to use Texas Instruments’ (TI) RapidIO-equipped processors and
leapfrog supercomputing incumbents.

The BrownDwarf supercomputer leverages TI's Keystone-II, which integrates
multiple ARM^® Cortex™-A15 MPCore™ processors, and TMS320C66x digital signal
processors (DSPs) that feature embedded RapidIO Gen2 endpoints developed by
IDT. BrownDwarf's three-shelf ATCA-based system delivers 70 teraflops of
performance with 144 AMC-based nodes and 4032 processing cores. Taking into
account the entire system power consumption, including processing,
interconnect, and infrastructure, this equates to a very impressive 6.4
gigaflops per watt. In addition, the supercomputer is designed to easily scale
using open standard RapidIO-based inter-cabinet switching, creating large
multi-cabinet systems with up to 64K computing nodes.

nCore HPC and Prodrive selected IDT’s RapidIO switches for key benefits in
throughput, latency, reliability and overall system power utilization that
could not be achieved with Infiniband- or Ethernet-based approaches. IDT's
RapidIO switches offer 20 Gbps of bandwidth per port, 100 ns cut through
latency, 300 mW per 10 Gbps of data, up to 240 Gbps of non-blocking switch
performance, and built-in reliable transmission. These performance, power, and
reliability advantages are essential for supercomputer applications that
leverage the power-efficient BrownDwarf platform.

“Our goal was to bring to market the most energy-efficient supercomputer,”
said Ian Lintault, Managing Director of nCore. “We leveraged IDT’s RapidIO Gen
2 switches and TI’s RapidIO-equipped Keystone-II devices to create the
highest-performance, lowest-power, non-NIC-based network fabric – an
achievement that would not have been possible with InfiniBand^® or Ethernet
systems used by traditional supercomputing vendors. The BrownDwarf is expected
to be in the top tier of the Green 500 world’s most energy-efficient
supercomputers.”

“We have successfully deployed IDT’s RapidIO Gen2 switches for many customers
across various embedded markets,” said Pieter Janssen, CEO at Prodrive. “Our
past successes allowed us to quickly leverage the ATCA-based infrastructure
for the BrownDwarf platform, going from concept to product launch in fewer
than 6 months. RapidIO Gen2 is a key element of our computing solutions
strategy and provides a graceful path to upgrade with RapidIO 10xN at 40 Gbps
per port.”

“RapidIO is key to the multi-processor peer-to-peer processing needs that are
emerging in both supercomputing and data center applications,” said Tom
Sparkman, vice president and general manager of the Communications Division at
IDT. “With the growth of processor-to-processor traffic in these applications,
IDT’s RapidIO switches bring the critical attributes of embedded systems to
offer improved system-level performance, throughput, latency, and energy
efficiency.”

The IDT CPS-1848 and CPS-1616 belong to a broad portfolio of industry-leading
RapidIO switch and bridge offerings. IDT provides a wide selection of port and
lane count devices that allow customers to tailor their switch selection to
the application. For more information about IDT’s RapidIO solutions, visit
www.idt.com/go/SRIO.

nCore HPC’s BrownDwarf supercomputer will be available to qualified customers
in the second half of 2013. Prodrive offers other form-factor developments or
quick-turn customized solutions. Visit www.ncorehpc.com and www.prodrive.nl
for more information. The BrownDwarf Supercomputer is being demonstrated at
the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Leipzig, Germany at booth
663 from June 17-20, 2013.

About IDT

Integrated Device Technology, Inc., the Analog and Digital Company™, develops
system-level solutions that optimize its customers’ applications. IDT uses its
market leadership in timing, serial switching and interfaces, and adds analog
and system expertise to provide complete application-optimized, mixed-signal
solutions for the communications, computing and consumer segments.
Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing, sales
facilities and distribution partners throughout the world, with direct
purchase services through IDT Direct™. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ
Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information
about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com. Follow IDT on Facebook, LinkedIn,
Twitter, and YouTube.

  IDT and the IDT logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Integrated
 Device Technology, Inc. All other brands, product names and marks are or may
 be trademarks or registered trademarks used to identify products or services
                         of their respective owners.

Contact:

IDT Corporate Marketing
Sue Kim, 408-284-2739
sue.kim@idt.com
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