Datacenter Solutions




Datacenter Solutions




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Need for CPU Accelerators

The advent of multi-core CPUs and GPUs has helped to increase the performance of modern datacenters. However, this performance is being limited by a non-proportional increase in energy consumption. As workloads like Big Data analytics and Deep Neural Networks continue to evolve, there is a need for a new computing paradigm which will continue scaling compute performance but drastically lower power consumption and at an affordable cost.

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eASIC Platform

The eASIC Platform provides the ability to cost effectively offload the main processor with applications that are performance and power sensitive. The eASIC Platform uses a highly parallel architecture to efficiently implement compute elements with local storage. This combination allows applications such as big data analytics, searching, pattern-matching, encryption and signal and image processing to be implemented with extremely efficient performance per watt footprint.

The eASIC Platform provides the following key features:

  • Up to 80% lower power than FPGAs
  • Up to twice the performance of FPGAs
  • Embedded one bit fast adders for high-speed arithmetic and DSP functions
  • High speed SERDES up to 28 Gbps
  • High speed memory interfaces (including DDR4)
  • GreenPowerVia disables power to unused logic (no leakage for unused logic)
  • eFUSE for traceability and storing special keys
  • FPGA like design tools and flow

To read the press release go to eASIC Joins the OpenPOWER Foundation to Offer Custom-designed Accelerator Chips page.