Why are Intel and Dell Ian’s favored FPGAs?
Published time: 2019-12-20 10:37:27
In recent years, with the rapid development of AI artificial intelligence, deep learning, neural network and other technologies, Programmable "universal chip" FPGA(Field Programmable Gate Array) has also been gaining increasing attention. On December 19, 2018, the grand opening of Intel FPGA China innovation center in chongqing xiyong microelectronics industrial park made FPGA the focus of the whole industry.
On the other hand, as the exclusive sponsor of Intel FPGA innovation center server products, dell emc provides the 14th generation of PowerEdge series servers equipped with FPGA for the innovation center.This also makes dell eitc in this unveiling ceremony in the spotlight.
Why are fpgas so popular with companies from Intel to emc? Why did Intel choose dell as the exclusive sponsor of FPGA innovation center servers?What is dell emc's judgment and expectation about the market prospect and future development of FPGA technology?What are the benefits of choosing an FPGA solution for the user ?
In the interest of science and technology for dell emc global senior vice President, greater China, general manager of enterprise solutions zhi-ping cao, dell emc China dean Wang Kun, director of emc dell greater China enterprise solutions totally winging, emc dell greater China high performance computing solutions architects, high-performance computing lab director LingWeiCai among the executives of the interview, such as more than the answers to these questions will be unveiled gradually.
"As programmable hardware, fpgas are very different from traditional hardware. After programming, they can have great flexibility to support differentiated customization, such as changing FPGA functions at any time."In terms of performance, gpus are very good at floating point operations, while fpgas have an advantage when it comes to inferences."
"In a nutshell, an FPGA is like a lego building block that can be made into anything. The overall effect is not as good as a monolithic product, but the advantage is that you can make optimus prime one day and megatron the next.""Chen jun said.
Among all the powerful server product providers, why did Intel choose dell emc as the exclusive sponsor of its FPGA innovation center server products?
"Compared with other business partners, dell emc has three advantages: first, IT resources are abundant in the world. FPGA has been verified by life science in the us laboratory;Second, we work with many partners, including Intel, NVIDIA and a large number of ISV independent software developers. Only open cooperation can make things better.Third, we have many local training institutions and resources. For example, the joint laboratory can provide HPC and AI training to partners and users in addition to verification."Ling weicai said.
Due to its outstanding technical advantages and extensive application scenarios, FPGA has shown great market potential in fields such as pan-artificial intelligence, 5G, unmanned driving, intelligent terminal and data center.
According to statistics, the market size of global FPGA in recent years is about 5 billion to 6 billion us dollars. According to the latest report from Global Market Insights, the FPGA Market will grow at a compound annual rate of 8.4% from 2015 to 2022, and it is expected to exceed $9.98 billion by 2022.
At the same time, however, even Intel, which is making all-out efforts to promote FPGA, admits that FPGA still faces considerable challenges in terms of talent, technical barriers and industrial ecology. So when is the singularity going to explode for FPGA?
According to cao, FPGA has a very good application scenario and market prospect in the medium and long term. Otherwise, Intel would not have spent a huge sum of $16.7 billion to acquire Altera, a programmable chip manufacturer. But there may be some debate about when the singularity will come.Tag: Intel
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