At this week’s Xilinx Developers Forum (XDF) in San Jose, California, Xilinx announced “Vitis” – a new framework for developing applications that use Xilinx programmable logic devices such as FPGAs, ACAPs, MPSoCs, RFSoCs, and all the other acronyms they can come up with that refer to what we’d call “FPGAs.” With an abundance of grandiosity, the company proclaimed that Vitis was “five years and a total of 1,000 man-years … Read More → "Xilinx Vitis and Vitis AI Software Development Platforms"
In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, Clay Johnson (CEO – CacheQ) joins us to discuss the history of processor performance demands and why today’s designs require a variety of different technologies to increase compute performance. Clay and I also chat about the details of their QCC platform and how their platform is helping software developers leverage the benefits of heterogeneous distributed compute environments. Also this week, we … Read More → "The Acceleration Situation"
Someday, a new class of semiconductor companies will assemble their products Lego-style, mixing and matching dice from multiple companies. It’s a huge change that’s still a long way off.
More than 146 people from 80 companies signed up for an event last week at IBM’s Almaden Research Center to take some small steps in this direction. It was the … Read More → "Group Puzzles Out Silicon Specs"
In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the new high-end FPGA families from Achronix, Intel, and Xilinx. We compared the underlying semiconductor processes, the type and amount of programmable logic LUT fabric, the type and amount of DSP/arithmetic resources and their applicability to AI inference acceleration tasks, the claimed TOPS/FLOPS … Read More → "High-End FPGA Showdown – Part 2"
We’re serving up a double helping of field programmable goodness in this week’s episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry podcast. Dianne Kibbey (element14) and I dish about this year’s Path II Programmable design series. We discuss the details of this innovative program and how you sign up to participate in this FPGA-based program. Also this week, Geoff Tate (CEO – Flex Logix) and I … Read More → "FPGA Fiesta"
Intel announced this week that they have begun shipping the first of their new Agilex FPGAs to early-access customers. This moves us into what we historically think of as the “head-to-head” phase of the competition between the two biggest FPGA suppliers. Xilinx shipped their first “Versal ACAP” FPGAs back in June, so, after a very long and contentious “who is going to ship first?” battle, it … Read More → "High-End FPGA Showdown – Part 1"