Workload Acceleration

Intel® FPGA partner pre-designed accelerator functions integrate seamlessly into common libraries, software frameworks, and your custom software application. All you need to do is select a platform, identify a workload you want to accelerate, and let our partners take the effort out of your design.

 

Accelize empowers FPGA-Acceleration-as-a-Service, bringing the benefits of FPGA computing to the cloud services market. While FPGAs are becoming popular as cloud workloads acceleration platforms, programming FPGAs and monetizing FPGA “designs” in the cloud are challenging. The Accelize* solution, including QuickStore*, QuickPlay*, and QuickAlliance* enables a paradigm shift in how the cloud industry leverages the benefits of FPGAs.

Adaptive Microware provides the Adaptive Application Aware Accelerators (A4) Suite for Intel FPGA designs processing multiple streams of compressed video ingest, such as security, machine learning, and data analytics. H.264 / H.265 video decoding and transcoding solutions include scaling, cropping, and color space conversion offloading CPU resources and resulting in both higher video throughput performance and reduced system power.

 

Algo-Logic Systems builds FPGA accelerated Gateware Defined Networking* (GDN) solutions that achieve high throughput with minimal power and sub-microsecond latency. Algo-Logic Systems provides pre-built intellectual property (IP) cores and full turn-key solutions that map logic into FPGA products for three main industries—finance and high-frequency trading, data centers, and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

 

With its innovations, the b<>com Institute of Research and Technology (IRT) is taking part in the European digital transformation. Its 230 researchers develop tools, products, and services that make everyday life easier. They focus on two fields of research—hypermedia (ultra high-definition images, 3D sound, smart content, virtual, and augmented reality) and more agile ultra-high speed networks (cloud, cybersecurity, ultra high-speed mobile, network resilience, and the IoT).

Bigstream makes big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence workloads faster through a technique called hyper-acceleration. Bigstream developed hyper-acceleration to deliver orders-of-magnitude performance gains for Apache Spark* using hardware and software accelerators. Hyper-acceleration of big data and machine learning workloads is achieved using advanced compiler technology and transparent support for FPGAs. Unlike other approaches, Bigstream requires no application code changes or special application programming interfaces (APIs).

CAST provides a broad line of IP cores and accelerator functions. Its IP cores product line includes 8 bit, 16 bit, and 32 bit processors, peripherals, buses, network interfaces, communications devices, compression, and encryption functions. CAST also offers accelerator functions for data and video compression. Established in 1993 with a focus on making IP cores practical and affordable for mainstream designers, the company has developed a reputation for high-quality products, simple licensing, and responsive technical support.

CTAccel Limited was formed in 2016 by a team of FPGA researchers and engineers, most of them had more than 10 years of FPGA development experience. By leveraging FPGA-based computing technology, CTAccel Image Processing Accelerator (CIP) with Intel PAC enables our data center customers to achieve high throughput, low and deterministic latency image processing. The image processing capabilities supported by CIP include jpeg codec, webp encode, lepton codec, resizing/crop. These functions are widely used in thumbnail generation, image transcoding and lossless image compression which are seamlessly integrated into most used applications in Data Centers.

Looking beyond parallelization and focusing on customization and specialization for energy-efficient computing, Falcon Computing provides automated compilation tools, a runtime management tool, and acceleration libraries to enable the scalable and seamless integration of heterogeneous accelerating technologies into existing data center infrastructures, with focus on FPGA-based acceleration. Falcon Computing brings orders-of-magnitude performance and power efficiency improvement for key big-data applications, including machine learning, computational genomics, and precision medicine.

 

iAbra delivers end-to-end enterprise neural network creation platform. Designed for embedded applications and for leveraging the efficiency and power advantages of FPGAs, the iAbra PathWorks toolkit provides all the integrated components you need to go from example data to high-performance, low-latency, and low-power inference.

 

 

Levyx is an enterprise software company that develops high-performance, low-latency data engines optimized for solid-state drives (SSDs) and advanced hardware, such as Intel® Arria® 10 FPGAs, advanced Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) storage (For example, Intel Optane™ SSD and 3D XPoint™ storage technology), and multicore processors.

 

Real-time data analytics using FPGA acceleration as a service delivers levels of performance, low latency, and workload customization to cloud and enterprise users not possible any other way. The Intel Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel® Stratix® 10 SX FPGA provides the high-bandwidth network interfaces and deep memory needed for in-line processing of streaming data with inferencing and off-load processing of compute intensive functions supported by our Sira™ acceleration function units. Just as important, Intel® Acceleration Stack for Intel® Xeon® CPU with FPGAs integrates seamlessly with our Arka™ runtime services to expose FPGA acceleration as a service to upper-layer APIs, streamlining software development and design reuse.

 

Myrtle accelerates performance-critical workloads on FPGAs and has realized multiple proprietary deep learning networks as silicon designs so that they execute at a latency and power point that makes them usable in real-world situations. Myrtle has significantly accelerated the time to market for FPGA designs by automating the translation of artificial intelligence network designs using compiler technology targeting the Intel Arria 10 FPGA.

Napatech helps companies to reimagine their business by bringing hyperscale computing benefits to IT organizations of every size. We enhance open and standard virtualized servers to boost innovation and release valuable computing resources that improve services and increase revenue. Our Reconfigurable Computing Platform™ is based on a broad set of FPGA software for leading IT compute, network and security applications that are supported on a wide array of FPGA hardware designs.

rENIAC solves IO bottlenecks resulting in latency reduction and increased throughput for critical workloads such as NoSQL, Search, Graph, SQL and AI. This is supported in public cloud, hybrid and on-premise data centers without software changes to existing applications. The company’s Distributed Data Engine is architected to benefit databases, file systems, networking and storage solutions while freeing more CPU resources to creating business value.

 

Swarm64 enables your IT to handle large amounts of high-velocity data and eliminates the risks and costs inherent to introducing new IT systems. The Swarm64SDA uses the latest generation Intel Arria 10 FPGAs to deliver industry-leading performance.

Open Source

Open-source developer tools and resources:

  • Open Programmable Acceleration Engine (OPAE) project page on Intel's open source portal 01.org
  • OPAE source code repository on GitHub

Acceleration-as-a-Service

Intel® FPGAs are incorporated into the cloud service providers' infrastructures as Acceleration-as-a-Service to supercharge the cloud. Some of the benefits that Acceleration-as-a-Service with FPGAs bring to cloud users include:  

  • Accelerate CPU-based workloads to achieve higher performance 
  • Reduce FPGA hardware costs 
  • Ease of access to the Acceleration Stack for Intel® Xeon® CPU with FPGAs, Intel Quartus® Prime software, and Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL™
  • Develop and run FPGA workload accelerators on the cloud

Cloud users can leverage FPGAs to accelerate a variety of workloads, such as machine learning, genomics, video transcoding, big data analytics, financial computation, and database acceleration. Several cloud service providers are offering their cloud users access to Intel FPGAs within their infrastructures. Here are some cloud service providers offering broad access today: 

 

Alibaba Cloud is offering its F1 instance, an Intel FPGA-powered node that provides users access to FPGA acceleration on the cloud. The F1 instance enables Alibaba Cloud users to develop and deploy accelerator solutions on the cloud for artificial intelligence inference, video streaming analytics, database acceleration, and other fields where intense computing is required.

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OVH is a global provider of hyperscale cloud based in Europe. OVH offers FPGA-based Acceleration-as-a-Service based on the Intel Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel Arria® 10 GX FPGA and in partnership with Accelize. OVH cloud users will be able to select optimized accelerator functions to accelerate compute-intensive tasks, such as search, compression, cryptography, video transcoding, and machine learning. The service will be initially available in the OVH Public Cloud based on OpenStack, and later expanded to other OVH cloud offerings. 

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Server OEM

The following leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) server providers choose FPGA-based acceleration cards from Intel:

Dell EMC provides essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT, and protect their most important asset, information.

“Dell EMC continues to be committed to delivering technology that helps our customers transform their business and IT. With this collaboration, Dell EMC and Intel are combining a reliable platform with an emerging software ecosystem that provides a new technology capability for customers to unlock their business potential.” ~ Brian Payne, Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, Server Solutions Division, Dell EMC

 

Fujitsu delivers total solutions in the field of information and communication technology. Along with multifaceted services provision, their comprehensive business encompasses the development, manufacture, sales, and maintenance of the cutting-edge, high-quality products and electronic devices that make these services possible.

Intel® FPGAs enrich the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) portfolio of technologies, partners, and services that enable transformative IT solutions. No other hardware solution provides the purpose-built acceleration across so many different workloads with the flexibility to easily switch between workloads and to upgrade capabilities over time.

“HPE offers customers versatile and flexible solutions to support dynamic enterprise and IT needs. Through our collaboration with Intel, we are launching the latest FPGA technologies to accelerate AI, simulation, data analytics, compression, encryption, and other emerging workloads, to unleash valuable business insight.” ~ Bill Mannel, Vice President & General Manager, HPC and AI Group, HPE

Read Blog: Why FPGAs are the Versatile Accelerator

Kontron designs hardware for the software-defined world. Service providers and enterprise clients around the globe collaborate with Kontron and its ISV and channel partners to deploy new services with greater speed, confidence, and operational efficiency. Our portfolio is a best-of-breed of OEM hardware and SYMKLOUD Open Infrastructure Platforms dedicated to the deployment of virtual services using software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). For more information, please visit www.symkloud.com.

As a first-to-market innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, Supermicro provides a broad portfolio of workload-optimized advanced server solutions for data center, cloud computing, enterprise IT, Hadoop/big data, HPC and embedded systems worldwide. By fully supporting Intel’s new FPGA Programmable Acceleration Cards, Supermicro offers customers another tool that can be adopted to help accelerate specialized compute workloads in their data centers.

System Integrators

The following systems integrator specializes in bringing together component subsystems into a whole and ensuring that those subsystems function together.

Colfax International is a leading provider of innovative and expertly engineered workstations, servers, clusters, storage, and personal supercomputing solutions. Colfax International is uniquely positioned to offer the broadest spectrum of high performance computing solutions, all of them completely customizable to meet your needs. Ready-to-go Colfax HPC solutions deliver significant price/performance advantages, and increased IT agility, which accelerates your business and research outcomes.

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