SmartNIC meets FPGA / smart accelerator growth
Xilinx under Victor Peng has managed to step up the game and take the company to a new high. Part of its data center first, AI and 5G strategy is where the acquisition of smartNIC manufacturer Solarflare fits perfectly.
Swiss knife for heterogeneous AI, cloud, 5G
The wait is finally over, what Victor Peng the CEO of Xilinx announced as the Everest, will now be branded as the Versal. This is shaping up to look like the Swiss knife of heterogeneous computing, addressing some key markets including AI, cloud, network infrastructure, 5G, automotive, and much more.
5X performance and 16X performance per watt over GPU
SK Telecom is definitely a forward-looking company and will be one of the first companies to trial and start 5G. It is not wasting time when it comes to speech recognition and AI as SK Telecom has announced the first commercial adoption of FPGA accelerators from Xilinx in the AI domain for large-scale data centers in South Korea.
Mercedes gets more AI high tech
Xilinx has entered very many automotive fields for the last twelve years and and had a huge success in the forward looking camera market. The company grew to more than 4.5 million units from zero in just six years, massively increasing numbers every year. Now Daimler AG, the company behind Mercedes Benz, has revealed that iy will work with Xilinx on an in-car system using Xilinx technology for artificial intelligence (AI) processing in automotive applications.
Make driving safe again
Computers made it to cars a long time ago. Assisted driving that most people know from Tesla, started with premium brands like Mercedes, BMW and Audi in 2016 and brands like Honda even got it to the masses in 20.000 Euro/USD cars. These cars must have front cameras, and Xilinx is clearly number two there
Technology analyst Ashraf Eassa is getting a little worried about Intel’s $16.7 billion Altera deal which he thinks could end up being a huge flop.
Details of a Xilinx FPGA-based card or a rack
Talking about Qualcomm's server in a single story is tricky, so we decided to tell you a bit more about the server with some product specific details in a seperate yarn.