At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), Impulse Accelerated Technologies, Inc. will demonstrate C-to-FPGA programming solutions for high performance computing platforms. The solutions will combine Intel’s high-performance processors with application-optimized, software programmable FPGA coprocessors. The Intel Developer Forum will take place August 19 through 21 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Impulse programming solutions will be presented at IDF for image processing, signal processing, and military, financial and scientific computing. Demonstrations will be presented for design flows targeting Intel® QuickAssist Technology, FSB and PCI Express® Technology. These demonstrations, held in the Intel QuickAssist Technology Community area, will focus on hardware/software partitioning and co-design, pipeline optimization and instruction parallelism, and automatic generation of FPGA hardware from C-language descriptions. Multiple FPGA-based hardware platforms will be discussed and demonstrated.
The Impulse C compiler and libraries support rapid design iteration and algorithm refactoring, providing visibility and control to software programmers targeting hardware-accelerated workstation and server systems. Impulse provides framework for heterogeneous programming of GPP (general purpose processors), FPGA (field programmable gate arrays), and DSP (digital signal processors). The Impulse tools allow software programmers to easily describe, debug, optimize and deploy accelerated applications, and to partition applications between different types of computing elements.