25 May '16, 2pm
"Cooling Off Accelerated Computing" #intel #altera #FPGA #eejournal
Meanwhile, back on the battle lines, a number of companies (including ARM, IBM, Qualcomm, Xilinx, and others) hoping to attack Intel’s dominant position in the data center have formed an alliance to define a standard for communication between processors and accelerators (such as FPGAs). While this initiative is in the VERY early stages (it appears to have no technology behind it just yet, but rather represents an agreement between several players to work cooperatively on a standard), it does seem like a scramble is underway to get some kind of foothold against the Intel/Altera juggernaut in FPGA-based compute acceleration. The next few years will be interesting to watch.