How Dell EMC is using Intel FPGA technology for data acceleration

Intel for CIOs
Intel announced a hardware and software platform solution to enable deployment of customized field programmable gate array (FPGA)-based acceleration of networking, storage and computing workloads.

Intel will be targeting companies in genomics, finance, industry 4.0 and other disciplines, which are pushing the boundaries of data center capabilities for running data-intensive applications. Intel FPGA-based acceleration exploits parallelized hardware offloading to maximize performance and power efficiency of data centers.

Intel said the new solution abstracts the complexities of implementation to enable architects and developers to quickly develop and deploy power-efficient acceleration of a variety of applications and workloads.

Three elements of Intel FPGA

Intel FPGA acceleration platforms that operate with Intel Xeon CPUs

The Acceleration Stack for Intel Xeon CPU with FPGAs that provide industry standard frameworks, interfaces and optimized libraries

Growing ecosystem of market-specific solutions

Intel unveiled the Intel Programmable Acceleration Card with the Intel Arria 10 GX FPGA enabled by the acceleration stack.

Dell EMC will offer Intel Xeon processor-based server acceleration solutions with their unique value add.

“With this collaboration, Dell EMC and Intel are combining a platform with an emerging software ecosystem that provides a new technology capability for customers to unlock their business potential,” said Brian Payne, vice president, Product Management and Marketing, Server Solutions Division, Dell EMC.

The Intel Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel Arria 10 GX FPGA is sampling now and is expected to be available in the first half of 2018.

“Intel is making it easier for server equipment makers such as Dell EMC to exploit FPGA technology for data acceleration as a ready-to-use platform,” said Dan McNamara, corporate vice president and general manager of Intel’s Programmable Solutions Group.

Meanwhile, Doug Fisher is senior vice president and general manager of the Intel Software and Services Group (SSG), — at OpenWorld —  the pairing of Intel Arria 10 FPGA with Intel Ethernet Controller XL710 will enable the combined benefits of advanced Ethernet technology with the flexibility of FPGAs for customized workloads.

Intel and Oracle are collaborating to revolutionize how data is managed, specifically by evolving in-memory computing. Intel and Oracle demonstrated pre-release Intel persistent memory working in two different systems with actual Oracle workloads.

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