Intel Marrying FPGA, Beefy Broadwell for Open Compute Future

March 14, 2016 Nicole Hemsoth For those who read here often, there are clear signs that the FPGA is set to become a compelling acceleration story over the next few years. From the relatively recent Intel acquisition of Altera by chip giant Intel, to less talked-about advancements on the programming front (OpenCL progress, advancements in both hardware and software from FPGA competitor to Intel/Altera, Xilinx) and of course, consistent competition for the compute acceleration market from GPUs, which dominate the coprocessor market for now Last week at the Open Compute Summit we finally got a glimpse of one of the many ways FPGAs might fit into the hyperscale ecosystem (along with other future hardware insight) with an announcement that Intel will be working on future OCP designs featuring an integrated…


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