Nallatech is a computer hardware and software firm based in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, Scotland As of 2007 the company's primary markets were defense and high-performance computing. Nallatech was acquired by Interconnect Systems, Inc. in 2008.
The company specializes in field-programmable gate array (FPGA) integrated circuit technology applied in computing. The company was founded by Allan Cantle ('Nalla' comes from 'Allan' spelled backwards) in 1993 and was backed by over £4m of equity finance provided by Scottish Equity Partners and 3i. Cantle is the CEO for the firm.
In 2005 Nallatech announced a Scottish group known as the FPGA High Performance Computing Alliance, to work on a supercomputer. Nallatech's direct sales team operates in two main geographic areas, one in the USA and one in UK covering UK, Europe and rest of the world. The team in the USA (Nallatech, Inc.) is headquartered in Eldersburg, Maryland.
Nallatech was promoted for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) FPGA technology applied in computing. According to David R. Martinez, Robert A. Bond, and M. Michael Vai, Nallatech systems are "based on a modular design concept in which the designer chooses the number of FPGAs, amount and type of memory, and other expansion cards to include in a system." Nallatech is also noted for its motherboards with PCI cards which provide a "high throughput connection over which a host PC can provide and receive data and monitor system performance."
In March 2011 the company announced a miniaturization service for their FPGAs. Nallatech has partnered with Altera, and integrated their PCI Express card with Stratix V FPGAs, which may be valuable in financial analysis. Xilinx's Xtreme DSP kit was developed with Nallatech, and like Xilinx, Nallatech uses "floating-point cores" in their FPGAs.
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