Altera Brings FPGA-based Acceleration to IBM Power Systems and Announces Support for OpenPOWER Consortium

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San Jose, Calif., November 18, 2013‚ÄĒAltera Corporation¬†(NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced the latest release of the Altera SDK for OpenCL¬†supports IBM Power Systems¬†servers as an OpenCL system host. Customers are now able to develop OpenCL code that targets IBM Power Systems CPUs and accelerator boards with Altera FPGAs as a high-performance compute solution. FPGA accelerated systems can achieve a 5-20X performance boost over standard CPU based servers. Altera will showcase the performance advantage of using FPGAs to accelerate IBM Power Systems, as well as other OpenCL-focused demonstrations, this week at SuperComputing 2013¬†in booth #4332.