FPGAs and the New Era of Cloud-Based ‘Hardware Microservices’
What is that FPGA-powered future going to look like and how are developers going to use it?
FPGAs aren’t a new technology by any means; Traditionally, they have been reserved for specialized applications where the need for custom processing hardware that can be updated as very demanding algorithms evolve outweigh the complexity of programming the hardware.
...FPGAs can offer massive parallelism targeted only for a specific algorithm, and at much lower power compared to a GPU. And unlike an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), they can be reprogrammed when you want to change that algorithm (that’s the field-programmable part).
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