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Much ado was made at the Supercomputing '08 conference held late last year in Austin, Texas, about a new computing solution unveiled by a company called Convey Computer. The nascent firm touts a server unit known as the HC-1 that combines an Intel Xeon processor, commodity FPGAs, and a patent-pending architecture as a breakthrough in "hybrid-core computing." But is this unit just like any other acceleration hardware, or is there something to the hype? In this case, it seems that the proof is in the proteomics pudding.

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