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Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies¡ªfrom the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs, and the ACAP, designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry.
Xilinx offers a comprehensive multi-node portfolio to address requirements across a wide set of applications. Whether you are designing a state-of-the art, high-performance networking application requiring the highest capacity, bandwidth, and performance, or looking for a low-cost, small footprint FPGA to take your software-defined technology to the next level, Xilinx FPGAs and 3D ICs provide you with system integration while optimizing for performance/watt.
The adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP) Versal architecture was designed to enable all types of developers to accelerate their whole application with disruptive performance through optimized hardware and software, providing a solution that adaptable faster than the pace of silicon design cycles.
An FPGA is a type of chip that allows a miner to configure it to effectively mine different algorithms, and thus different coins. This capability may even allow FPGAs to withstand algorithm hardforks meant to thwart specialized hardware, such as those employed by Monero. ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits), meanwhile, are locked into mining on a single algorithm, like Bitcoin's SHA256.
Programmable logic technologies, such as field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), are an essential component of any modern circuit designer's toolkit. With their expansive capabilities uniquely suited to a wide array of applications, FPGAs are ideal for solving many of the problems facing the rapidly evolving technology sector. The key benefits of programmable logic technologies include immense flexibility, cost savings over custom silicon, and increased performance by hardware parallelism.
For over a decade, we have proudly worked with Xilinx to expand our expertise and facilitate the development of new and exciting technology. We provide training and research platforms through our partnership with the Xilinx University Platform, enabling aspiring engineers the world over. Together, we look forward to empowering the next generation of circuit designers!
Crypto Briefing spoke with SQRL CEO David Stanfill. He said of FPGAs:
¡° In the hardware world outside of crypto mining ASICs, the growing event for the last year and a half has been the gradual replacement of GPU farms with new high-end FPGA based accelerators. Nothing like the small FPGAs that briefly existed in early Bitcoin days.¡±
Now, sources say that Xilinx is now building its own FPGAs geared toward large-scale mining farms. Stanfill claims Xilinx, a partner of theirs, copied these designs from SQRL.
The FPGA-based accelerator lowers the total cost of ownership (TCO) of ASR application servers by populating existing CPU-only servers with efficient Xilinx FPGA add-in cards. The ASR servers easily and simply accelerate multiple voice service channels with Xilinx FPGA cards in their empty slots. One FPGA card provides more than five times the performance of a single server, resulting in substantial cost savings. This performance and TCO advantage benefits SK Telecom and its customers.
"Over many years we have seen the shape of the industry evolve, and we are proud to be at the forefront of developing AI accelerators. By designing our solution based on the Xilinx KCU1500 board and our own bitstream image, we have developed a cost-effective, high-performance application," said Kang-Won Lee, senior vice president, software research and development center at SKT.
The adaptive nature of Xilinx FPGAs enables fast deployment of custom hardware accelerators for the rapidly evolving field of AI and deep learning. Moreover, FPGAs provide higher performance and lower latency at lower power when compared to CPUs and GPUs. SK Telecom joins a fast-growing list of high-profile commercial data centers that have deployed FPGAs for compute acceleration.
"We are delighted to have the opportunity to deploy Xilinx FPGAs to SKT's AI data center, a first in South Korea," said Manish Muthal, vice president, marketing for data center at Xilinx. "Xilinx Kintex UltraScale KCU1500 FPGAs show that Xilinx has a major competitive edge in applications. Xilinx will continue to focus its technological capabilities and innovations on data center acceleration.