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Liquid Gets Moreso

Startup Liquid Computing Corp. has clinched $14 million in Series A funding to help build what it describes as a new breed of server, although, at this stage, the firm is still playing its technology cards close to its chest.

The funding came from VenGrowth Capital Partners Inc., ATA Ventures, Business Development Bank of Canada, Export Development Canada, and Axis Capital Corp.

The cash influx dwarfs the $1.6 million that Liquid Computing received as its seed round back in May 2004 and an additional $400,000 received from the Canadian Government to help develop its core technology.

Liquid Computing is yet to release its first products, although Brian Hurley, the companys CEO, gave NDCF some hints as to what we can expect. This will be a new breed of server, which uses a "telecom-style" interconnect, he says.

Hurley refused to divulge too many details although he promised that this will offer “very low latency and very high bandwidth across processors.” The overall system size will be 21 rack units high, he adds, and the system will be capable of scaling from “four processors to thousands."

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