Intel has begun shipments of the first Intel Agilex field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to early access program customers.
Colorado Engineering, Mantaro Networks, Microsoft and Silicom, who are participants in the early access program, use Agilex FPGAs to develop advanced solutions for networking, 5G and accelerated data analytics, said Dan McNamara, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Networking and Custom Logic Group.
Intel FPGAs have provided tremendous value for us for accelerating real-time AI, networking and other applications/infrastructure across Azure Cloud Services, Bing and other data center services, said Doug Burger, technical fellow, Azure Hardware Systems at Microsoft.
Intel Agilex FPGAs innovations
Intel Agilex FPGAs is the industry’s first FPGA to support upcoming Compute Express Link (CXL), a cache and memory coherent interconnect to future Intel Xeon Scalable processors.
Intel Agilex FPGAs offers up to 40 percent higher performance or up to 40 percent lower total power compared with Intel Stratix 10 FPGAs.
Intel Agilex FPGAs is supporting hardened BFLOAT16, with up to 40 teraflops of digital signal processor (DSP) performance (FP16).
Intel Agilex FPGAs has the ability to scale for higher bandwidth compared with PCIe Gen 4.
Intel Agilex FPGAs support up to 112 Gbps data rates for high-speed networking needs for 400GE and beyond.
Intel Agilex FPGAs support for current DDR4, and upcoming DDR5, HBM, and Intel Optane DC persistent memory.