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IndustryHigh-performance computing
FoundedJune 2007
Headquarters3520 Piedmont Rd NE
Suite 415
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
United States
Key people
John Melonakos (CEO)
ProductsComputer software

ArrayFire is an American software company that develops programming tools for parallel computing and graphics on graphics processing unit (GPU) chipsets. Its products are particularly popular in the defense industry.[1]


The company's first major product was Jacket,[2] a library that extends MATLAB with GPGPU capabilities on CUDA-enabled Nvidia GPUs, released in June 2008 (version 1.0 in January 2009[1]).

Jacket was followed by ArrayFire, a similar GPGPU extension for C, C++ and Fortran.[3] There are three versions available, one for CUDA GPUs, one for OpenCL devices and another for regular CPUs.[citation needed]

ArrayFire is partially funded by DARPA, who uses it in its "Memex" dark web search software.[4]

Since version 3.4 the library is Open Source.[5]


  1. ^ a b "AccelerEyes Launches GPU Engine for MATLAB". HPCwire. 26 January 2009.
  2. ^ US 8339404, Pryor, Gallagher; Malcolm, James G. & Melonakos, John et al., "System for improving utilization of GPU resources", published 2012-12-25, assigned to Accelereyes LLC 
  3. ^ "ArrayFire - GPU library for C, C++, Fortran, and Python". AccelerEyes. 2012-02-02. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
  4. ^ "Watch out Google, DARPA just open sourced its tech". The Daily Star. 21 April 2015.
  5. ^ "ArrayFire v3.4 Official Release | ArrayFire".

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