Google Acquires Multicore Programming Company, PeakStream
Google shivs server crowd with PeakStream buy from The Register reports Google has purchased PeakStream, a start-up that sells tools for programming chips with multiple processing units.
The financial terms of the buyout were not disclosed, but rumors are that Google bought them on the cheap. Reportedly, PeakStream was not doing well financially and Google wanted to ensure the company’s stability – so they bought them. PeakStream develops tools that help improve the performance of single-threaded applications on multi-core chips. Google has an interest in improving such tools, to help with their own servers.
“We believe the PeakStream team’s broad technical expertise can help build products and features that will benefit our users,” Google said in a statement. “We look forward to providing them with additional resources as they continue developing high performance applications for modern multi-core systems.”