“Familiarity breeds contempt.” – popular proverb
December has come. Winter and the Christmas season are approaching, and it’s a time for goodwill, a forgiving attitude, and hopeful thoughts of peace and happiness, when we all…
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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know that FPGA-based compute acceleration is suddenly a hot topic. And, even from under the rock, you probably got the memo that Intel paid over $16B to acquire Altera a couple years back – mostly to capitalize on this “new” emerging killer app for FPGA technology. These days there is an enormous battle brewing for control … Read More → "Ye Olde FPGA Acceleration"
Xilinx scored a major win recently, with Microsoft’s Azure cloud group reportedly making a commitment to use Xilinx devices in something like half of their future Azure deployments. Until now, Azure has been solidly in the Intel PSG (Altera) camp for FPGA-based acceleration. Microsoft says that every Azure server for the past several years has been equipped with FPGAs, and, until now, those … Read More → "Xilinx Scores Azure Acceleration Win"
“Meet the new boss; same as the old boss.” – Roger Daltry
There’s a humongous redwood tree (sequoiadendron giganteum) in Yosemite National Park called the Grizzly Giant. It’s over 200 feet tall and almost 100 feet around its circumference. It’s astonishingly massive and probably two thousand years old. But the real point, says Wind River’s CEO Jim Douglas, is … Read More → "Second Wind: The New Wind River"
In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we take an in-depth look at software piracy and IP theft with Ted Miracco (CEO – SmartFlow Compliance) and David Locke Hall (Author – Crack99: The Takedown of a $100 Million Chinese Software Pirate). Ted, David, and I discuss the challenges of unlicensed software usage and the what can be done to stem the tide of IP theft. Also this week, we check out … Read More → "Thwarting the Software Piracy and IP Theft Epidemic"
There’s a reason why I’m sitting in a conference room located on the second floor of a small Sunnyvale office building across the street from the Sunken Gardens Golf Course. I’m sitting across the table from Voler Systems’ president Walt Maclay with a pulse plethysmograph optical sensor (that’s an infrared photoelectric sensor used to record changes in pulsatile blood flow from a … Read More → "A Kit of Its Own: Voler Systems’ Health-Sensor Platform"