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Xilinx Launches Kria System-on-Modules for Edge AI

SAN JOSE, April 20, 2021 – Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today introduced the Kria portfolio of adaptive system-on-modules (SOMs), production-ready small form factor  embedded boards that enable deployment in edge-based applications. Coupled with a software stack and pre-built applications, Xilinx said Kria adaptive SOMs are a new method of bringing adaptive computing to AI and […]

DARPA Announces FPGA-to-ASICs Program with Intel to Expand US-based Chip Making for Defense

March 18, 2021 — DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) today announced the Structured Array Hardware for Automatically Realized Applications (SAHARA) program, which aims to expand access to domestic manufacturing capabilities to tackle challenges hampering the secure development of custom chips for defense systems. Working in partnership with Intel and academic researchers from University of […]

Xilinx Alveo Platform for Networking and AI Video Analytics

SAN JOSE, Feb. 23, 2021 – Addressing the demands of the modern data center, Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced a range of new data center products and solutions, including a new family of Alveo SmartNICs, Smart World AI video analytics applications, an accelerated algorithmic trading reference design for sub-microsecond trading, and the Xilinx App […]

Xilinx Announces Winners of its First Adaptive Computing Challenge Developer Contest

In summer 2020, Xilinx announced the first Xilinx Adaptive Computing Challenge, teaming with Hackster.io to challenge independent developers to create applications using the Vitis Unified Software Platform and Vitis AI on select Xilinx hardware platforms. The contestants were challenged to solve real word problems in innovative ways. Participants competed in three categories: Intelligent Video Analytics using the […]

Xilinx Acquires Falcon Computing for Software Programmability and Expand Developer Community

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced it has acquired Falcon Computing Solutions, a privately-held leading provider of high-level synthesis (HLS) compiler optimization technology for hardware acceleration of software applications. The acquisition will make adaptive computing more accessible to software developers by enhancing the Xilinx Vitis Unified Software Platform with automated hardware-aware optimizations. […]

AMD’s Su on Xilinx Acquisition: ‘We Can Define the Future of High Performance Computing’

Marking a new phase in in the re-resurgence of AMD in its eternal struggle with Intel, and as reported here October 9, AMD has agreed to buy FPGA chip maker Xilinx, for $35 billion – another in a series of recent  technology industry acquisitions with direct bearing on HPC. “The acquisition brings together two industry […]

Report: AMD in Xilinx Acquisition Talks

The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that AMD is in “advanced talks” to buy FPGA chip maker Xilinx, a deal valued at approximately $30 billion that would signify another step in the rise of Intel chip rivals. The news follows a string of moves that will have profound impact on the HPC industry. Last […]

Xilinx Establishes FPGA Adaptive Compute Clusters at Leading Universities

“We will build novel, experimental FPGA-centric compute systems and develop domain-specific compilers and system tools targeting high-performance computing. We will focus on several important application domains, including AI with deep learning, large-scale graph processing, and computational genomics.”

Cortical.io Taps FPGAs for Message Intelligence

Today Cortical.io announced Message Intelligence, an out-of-the-box solution that filters, classifies, and routes streams of messages in real time at a massive scale. “Combining the Cortical.io proven Semantic Folding method with FPGA-powered acceleration from Xilinx, Cortical.io Message Intelligence is a purpose-built appliance, easily installed and configured. It provides human-level accuracy in filtering and classifying messages, enabling businesses to more quickly process and respond to messages of any kind and also mitigate legal risks.”

Rugged COTS Platform Takes On Fast-Changing Needs of Self-Driving Trucks

This white paper by Advantech, “Rugged COTS Platform Takes On Fast-Changing Needs of Self-Driving Trucks” discusses how the fast-changing needs of autonomous vehicles are forcing compute platforms to evolve. Advantech and Crystal Group are teaming up to power that evolution based on AV trends, compute requirements, and a rugged COTS philosophy converging for breakthrough innovation in self-driving truck designs.