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Google buys server software firm Peakstream

Google Inc. Tuesday acquired Peakstream Inc., a Redwood City, Calif. developer of software for multi-core and parallel processors, the company said. The search giant declined to disclose terms of the deal, Google spokesman Aaron Zamost said by email. Peakstream's flagship product, PeakStream Workstation for Microsoft Windows, was released in beta in March. Peakstream's website was not available following the acquisition. A version of its product page cached on Google's website described it as the first commercial software product to allow programming of multi-core and parallel processors, allowing optimization of these increasingly prevalent chipsets. The company was founded in 2005 by executives from Sun Microsystems Inc., Nvidia Corp., EMC Corp.'s VMWare, and Network Appliance Inc. In September 2006 it raised US$17 million in funding.

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