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Data Centers Get a Performance Boost From FPGAs

With the advent of next generation workloads, such as Big Data and streaming analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), genomics, and network security, CPUs are seeing different data types, mixtures of file sizes, and new algorithms with different processing requirements. Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Bill Mannel explores how as big data continues to explode, data centers are benefitting from a relatively new type of offload accelerator: FPGAs.

FPGAs Speed Machine Learning at SC16 Intel Discovery Zone

In this video from SC16, Intel demonstrates how Altera FPGAs can accelerate Machine Learning applications with greater power efficiency. “The demo was put together using OpenCL design tools and then compiled to FPGA. From an end-user perspective, they tied it together using Intel MKL-DNN with CAFFE on top of that. This week, Intel announced the DLIA Deep Learning Inference Accelerator that brings the whole solution together in a box.”