OpenPOWER Summit North America 2019: FPGAs in the Datacenter


By: Hugh Blemings, Executive Director, OpenPOWER Foundation

FPGAs have been in the data center for a long time – so when we talk about them today, what we’re really discussing is the new way that FPGAs are being applied in computing. 

At OpenPOWER Summit North America in August, Nimbix CEO Steve Hebert dove deeper into the history of FPGAs, starting in the ‘80s and ‘90s to today, where we are seeing them at hyperscale. Building purpose-driven FPGA hardware for individual workloads – at hyperscale – allows us to process information even faster with the flexibility and reconfigurability FPGAs provide. This is key as the computing ecosystem leans even heavier into cloud and workloads such as machine learning and big data processing.

Watch the entire session below.

Interested in hearing more from Steve? Check out our interview with him on the impact of the open sourcing of the POWER ISA on the community and Nimbix specifically.