Google has acquired a developer of software for multi-core and parallel processors called Peakstream. The search giant declined to disclose terms of the deal.

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 optimisation of these increasingly prevalent chipsets.

The company was founded in 2005 by executives from Sun Microsystems, Nvidia, EMC's VMWare, and Network Appliance. In September 2006 it raised $17 million in funding.