09 Jul 2014

2014: FPGA revolution
Finally FPGAs are reaching the mainstream data centers. On the 16th of June Microsoft presented their solution with FPGAs embedded in 1620 of their Bing servers:

And on the 18th of June (so two days after), Intel announced their future chip embedding a Xeon and an FPGA.

Their clients: data centers.

So now FPGAs are ready to enter the search engines/data centers world, allowing energy saving (see the Microsoft paper: 2x the throughput for 10% energy increase) and performance improvement.

This adventure promises to be exciting!!