Convey Introduces Image Resizer Accelerator

Convey Computer, the leader in hybrid-core computing, has announced the Accelerated Image Resizer, a technology that utilizes an FPGA (field programmable gate array)-based PCI Express card to resize images up to seventy times faster than a conventional server.


Challenge: Image Resizing…

Image resizing is an important component of post_content delivery for most web sites, especially those involved in social media, photo sharing, and online shopping. These sites often handle hundreds of images per session–accepting images from a variety of sources such as cameras, smartphones, or digital post_content creation applications–then delivering them in multiple resolutions to accommodate different layouts. Resizing images to meet these requirements is computationally expensive and can represent a significant load on a server infrastructure.


Solution: Convey – Up to 70 Times Faster…

Recently, Convey announced the Accelerated Image Resizer, a technology that utilizes an FPGA (field programmable gate array)-based PCI Express card to resize images up to seventy times faster than a conventional server. Convey’s drop-in acceleration can be used to offload image resizing from existing web servers, a dedicated resizing tier, or a commercial post_content Delivery Network (CDN). Using the technology, overall responsiveness of servers is significantly improved while operating costs are dramatically reduced.

The FPGA Wave…

“FPGA technology is becoming more and more popular as an effective way to accelerate certain applications, as witnessed by recent news from Intel and Microsoft,” explained Bruce Toal, CEO of Convey. “At Convey, we’re leading the industry in exploiting the parallelism available from FPGAs. Our image resizing application is just the latest example of how our easy to implement and use hybrid-core technology helps customers achieve dramatically higher throughput, reduce response time, and save money on infrastructure costs.”

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