FPGA News – 2007.11.12

Xilinx Licenses Accelerated Computing Platform with Front Side Bus
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world’s leading supplier of programmable solutions, announced it has begun commercial licensing of the high-performance computing industry’s first FPGA-based acceleration solution to interface with the Intel Front Side Bus (FSB). Enabled by the high-performance 65nm Virtex(TM)-5 platform FPGA and Intel(R) QuickAssist Technology, the Xilinx(R) Accelerated Computing Platform (ACP) M1 licensing package supports implementations capable of full 1066MHz FSB performance. The ACP M1 licensing package is available today to system integrators for developing solutions that accelerate the performance of Intel processor-based server platforms while minimizing power consumption and total cost of ownership.

Altera Stratix II FPGA Powers SRC MAP Reconfigurable Processor Module
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) announced that SRC Computers, Inc. has chosen the Stratix® II FPGA device for their new Series I MAP reconfigurable processor module used in high-performance computing applications such as financial, defense, energy and biometrics. Systems built with the Series I MAP are part of the SRC-7 product line that can accelerate applications such as Black-Scholes or medical imaging by over 30 times compared to current dual-core CPUs.

GiDEL, Impulse Accelerate C Algorithms in FPGAs
GiDEL, a leading supplier of FPGA-based compute accelerator systems, announced the availability of C-language to FPGA compilation using the Impulse C tools from Impulse Accelerated Technologies. The new capabilities include an Impulse C Platform Support Package that tightly integrates the Impulse C-to-FPGA compiler to GiDEL’s PROCStarIII(TM), PROCStarII(TM), PROCSpark II(TM) and PROCel(TM) systems using the GiDEL PROCWizard(TM) Software.

Xilinx Showcases Broadcast Solutions at Inter BEE 2007
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced that its industry-leading programmable logic solutions for enabling broadcast applications, will be showcased at the International Broadcasting Equipment Exhibition 2007 (Inter BEE 2007), sponsored by JEITA (the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association), to be held at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, November 11 -20, Hall 5, Booth #5105. Xilinx will conduct live demonstrations of its high-performance programmable solutions including connectivity, video over IP, and advanced video development platform.

Impulse, Pico Computing to Demonstrate FPGA Cluster Acceleration
Pico Computing (Seattle, WA) and Impulse Accelerated Technologies (Kirkland, WA) announced that the two companies will be presenting joint demonstrations at the International Conference for High Performance Computing (SC07) being held November 10 to 16, 2007 in Reno, Nevada.