Some of the key elements of the embedded market are cost, power and efficiency. A number of applications for embedded vision and IoT, when applying complexity, rely on the addition of additional fixed function of variable function hardware to accelerate throughput. To that end, the product has multiple FPGA/SoC devices to achieve the goal. The FPGA market is large, however Xilinx is in the process of redefining their product ecosystem to include SoCs with FPGAs built in: silicon with both general purpose ARM processors (Cortex-A series) and programmable logic gates to deal with algorithm acceleration, especially when it comes to sensor fusion/programmable IO and low-cost devices. As a result, Xilinx is releasing a new single-core Zynq 7000 series SoC with an embedded FPGA...
We're at Intel's Computex Keynote here at Computex, which is being headlined by Intel's Diane Bryant.9 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 5/31/2016
Over a dozen special-purpose accelerators compatible with next-generation OpenPOWER servers that feature the Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) were revealed at the OpenPOWER Summit last week. These accelerators aim...9 by Anton Shilov on 4/12/2016
The typical view of a cluster or supercomputer that uses a GPU, an FPGA or a Xeon Phi type device is that each node in the system requires one...8 by Ian Cutress on 12/21/2015
Kicking off this week is the annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, better known as SC. Along with the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), SC...4 by Ryan Smith on 11/16/2015
Today IBM has announced "SuperVessel", an OpenStack based cloud service that enables students and developers to develop applications on a POWER 8 based infrastructure. What makes this cloud service...4 by Johan De Gelas on 6/10/2015
Today Intel has announced that they are buying Altera in an all-cash deal of $16.7 billion. The deal, having been rumored for a while now, will see Intel pick...20 by Ryan Smith on 6/1/2015
There has been some activity in the FPGA realm lately. First, Microsoft has published a paper at ISCA (a very well-known peer-reviewed computer architecture conference) about using FPGAs...23 by Rahul Garg on 6/21/2014