News Intel to ship first FPGA Xeons early 2016

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  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    'being tuning their algorithms'

    Spell-checker much?
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Fun fact: not a single one of those words is spelt incorrectly, and thus the error ("being" instead of "begin") would not be picked up by a spell-checker. (Also, you should have written "spell-check much," as "spell-checker much" makes no sense.)
     
  4. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    Comments like that don't impress a single person on here :nono:
     
  5. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    How does this differ from an existing Altera or Xilinx FPGA plugged into PCI express?

    Sounds like it's up to the end users to write their own stuff, which is no different to above setup.
     
  6. Gareth Halfacree

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    Much, much, *much* faster communication with the CPU - and that's assuming Intel doesn't allow the FPGA to share cache with the CPU, which makes things even quicker. Massive difference betwix that and an add-in card.
     
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    I beg to differ! It was impressive, although perhaps not in the way the poster intended.
     
  8. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    ah, okay. So Intel is selling Intel CPU with a re-programmable co-processor. OR selling a FPGA with an Intel core.

    May be further down the line, in addition to Nios and ARM cores, we can get a barebone Intel IP core.
     
  9. Bindibadgi

    Bindibadgi Tired. Forever tired.

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    PCI-Express latency overhead is actually pretty high and has limited bandwidth compared to alternatives like NVLink/Omnipath etc.
     

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