Business Brief Service Providers Data Center

Business Brief 
Service Providers 
Data Center

Business Brief Service Providers Data Center

Accelerating Cloud Applications with Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors and Intel® FPGAs Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) accelerate data-intensive applications and workloads for high throughput, excellent power efficiency, and fast response times using Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® FPGAs Industry Strategic Challenges The number of connected devices and the ...amount of data that they produce continues to increase. According to Gartner, there will be 20.4 billion connected 1 things worldwide by 2020 . The rate at which data arrives from these devices into data centers also continues to grow. At the same time, Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) face constraints in their data center space, power, and cooling and must work within tight margins. Any solutions CSPs deploy must be power efficient, and support low latency so they can keep up with the surge in big data. Additionally, they must be programmable and versatile: fixed silicon accelerators are unable to match the variety of workloads that CSPs face. By alternating Intel® FPGAs, a wide range of workloads can be accelerated to accommodate this increased data, and new demands for analyzing it, within the constraints of the CSP’s data center. Accelerating Applications with FPGAs FPGAs are silicon devices that can be dynamically reprogrammed with a data path that exactly matches your workloads, such as data analytics, image inference, encryption and compression. This versatility enables you to provision fast processing power efficiency, and low-latency service – potentially lowering your total cost of ownership, and maximizing compute capacity within the power, space and cooling constraints of your data centers. Traditionally, FPGAs require deep domain expertise to program, but the Intel® Acceleration Stack for Intel® Xeon® CPU with FPGAs simplifies the development flow and enables rapid deployment across the data center. Intel is collaborating (partner is a forbidden word at Intel) with FPGA developers, server OEMs, virtualization platform providers, operating system vendors and system integrators to enable customers to efficiently develop and operationalize their infrastructure. Business Brief | Accelerating Cloud Applications with Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors and Intel® FPGAs 2 Solution Benefits • Ease of deployment. The Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card (Intel® PAC) provides an Intel® FPGA in a PCIe-based card. Validated servers incorporating the card are available from several leading OEMs. • Standardization. The Intel® Acceleration Stack for Intel® Xeon® CPU with FPGAs defines standardized interfaces that FPGA developers and development and operations teams can use to hot-swap accelerators and enable application portability. • Programmability. The Acceleration Stack abstracts away much of the complexity of programming FPGAs, making it easier for Tier 1 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and large cloud-based businesses to develop their own accelerators. • Off-the-shelf availability. Accelize’s AccelStore* offers a library of predefined accelerators that next- wave CSPs can reuse, with charge-back mechanisms built-in, making it easier to create an on-demand acceleration service. These accelerators are developed by an ecosystem of collaborators with deep workload processing expertise and validated for use by Accelize. Solution Summary The Intel® Acceleration Stack for FPGAs is a new architecture that allows software developers to use the Read the full Business Brief Service Providers Data Center.

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