Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Tuesday, July 27, 2021

FPGAs

Xilinx Aims Its Newest Versal HBM Accelerators, Coming in 2022, at Big Data Compute Workloads

Just a month after unveiling its latest Versal AI Edge accelerators, FPGA maker Xilinx has announced its newest device family, the Versal HBM series, which includes fast memory, secure ...Full Article

With Approvals in from the EC and the UK, AMD’s $35B Acquisition of Xilinx Now up to China

AMD’s planned acquisition of FPGA maker Xilinx is now in the hands of Chinese regulators after needed antitrust approvals for the $35 billion deal were received from the European ...Full Article

Intel Unveils Help for Busy Cloud Service Provider CPUs With Its New Infrastructure Processing Units

To boost the performance of busy CPUs hosted by cloud service providers, Intel Corp. has launched a new line of Infrastructure Processing Units (IPUs) that take over some of ...Full Article

Investors Bet Flex Logic Embedded FPGAs will Catch Edge AI Wave With $55M New Funding

Geoff Tate, CEO and cofounder of Flex Logix Technologies, told us several years back that edge AI inferencing would be the embedded FPGA vendor’s biggest market through about 2023. ...Full Article

Reports: AMD in Talks to Acquire Xilinx

When reports surfaced during the summer that IP chip vendor Arm Ltd. was on the block, among the potential suitors besides the eventual winner Nvidia were a number of ...Full Article

Bulging Datacenters Fuel Ethernet Adapter Growth

All those huge data sets swirling around datacenters for running more AI and machine learning workloads are proving to be a boon for network adaptor equipment vendors. For example, ...Full Article

Micron Deep Learning Accelerator Gets Memory Boost

Deep learning accelerators based on chip architectures coupled with high-bandwidth memory are emerging to enable near real-time processing of machine learning algorithms. Memory chip specialist Micron Technology argues that ...Full Article

Xilinx vs. Intel: FPGA Market Leaders Launch Server Accelerator Cards

The two FPGA market leaders, Intel and Xilinx, both announced new accelerator cards this week designed to handle specialized, compute-intensive workloads and unburden already overworked CPUs in data center ...Full Article

Xilinx–SolarFlare Deal Closes, Combines FPGAs, High Performance Networks

In a year of major M&A activity in the high performance technology sector, Xilinx announced today the closing of its acquisition of low latency network provider SolarFlare, whose speedy ...Full Article

FPGAs’ Reputation for Security May Belie Vulnerability in Cloud

Thanks to their flexibility, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are often a first choice during system development – however, a new report by scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ...Full Article
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