Since 2017, Intel has been making it easier for hardware and software designers with a range of FPGA experience to realize the benefits of deploying FPGAs in the data center or cloud. As the model of acceleration card and software stack has evolved, so has the need to enable partners and customers to leverage Intel’s experience and infrastructure for their own proprietary acceleration platform solutions. Intel’s answer was to expand our platform offering to include the new Intel® Open FPGA Stack (Intel® OFS).
Intel OFS is a scalable, source-accessible hardware and software infrastructure delivered via git repositories that enables you to customize your own unique acceleration platform solutions. This second-generation hardware and software infrastructure is being used by Intel and selected third-party platforms featuring our Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGAs, Intel® Agilex™ FPGAs, and future Intel® FPGA families.
You now have the choice to use the Intel® Acceleration Stack for Intel® Xeon® CPU with FPGAs available today for the existing Intel® programmable acceleration card (Intel® PAC) platforms or to adopt Intel OFS for new Intel, third-party, or proprietary platforms.