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Can FPGAs win market share as processors?

LinkedIn Discussion


Brian: The appeal of today‘s FPGAs as alternatives to processors is compelling.

Reiner: The massive power inefficiency caused by von Neumann syndrome is an important reason to look for the speed-up factors and energy saving factors.

Jeremy: The real problem is that in some application areas the designs have been dictated by software people

Joan: FPGAs cannot run an OS (unless with a soft processor) therefore don't fit for tablets, computers and ...

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TRANSMATHEMATICA - Call to JOIN

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Transarithmetic is total - it has no exceptions, such as division by zero - so, in the right architecture, it can guarantee that pipelines never break and that all syntactically correct code is semantically correct - i.e. does not crash. It doubles the range of real numbers encoded by IEEE 754 floating-point numbers and removes the weird number from two's complement. Transmathematics gets a bit more complicated.

Transmathematica is a new Google+ Community that discusses transmathematics. Drop by and ask a question to get discussion going.

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News from World

Massive Internet Explorer Vulnerability -- Background and Next Steps for Users

A zero-day was recently discovered that allows attackers to exploit flaws in Internet Explorer. This vulnerability is nasty. It affects all modern versions of the browser -- everything from the ancient IE6 through IE11, the current version. Microsoft has not issued a fix yet. Customers can protect themselves by installing the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 4.1 from Microsoft, but it is not a “free lunch.” It may break certain browser plugins.

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CloudGenix Raises $9 Million

CloudGenix has emerged to try to simplify networking again, raising $9 million for a software-enabled box that lets companies manage multiple types of apps--public cloud apps, private cloud apps, enterprise and consumer services and so on--over multiple types of connections with the promise of better performance and lower cost.

Every decade there’s a shift in technology that creates an opening for companies to upgrade their networking infrastructure, according to Mayfield Fund Managing Director Navin Chaddha, who’s on CloudGenix’s board, and CloudGenix has hit on a new one.

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The Next Big Cloud Revolution: The People Cloud

Software as a Service (SaaS) applications have been growing rapidly ever since the mid-2000s, led primarily by the CRM category, and followed by other departments such as HR, finance, and marketing. In fact, the current buzz in the SaaS industry is all about the “marketing cloud.”

The next cloud revolution cannot simply be yet another departmental SaaS solution that grows in adoption and earns a moniker prefixed by the department’s name and followed by ‘cloud’. To truly be revolutionary, it must usher in cultural shifts in society that change the way we work. This next revolution, the People Cloud will truly be about the people, and be propelled by a culmination of three catalysts - social media, wearable devices, and Big Data.

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Wearable 2.0: The Future of Mobility

If you consider how wearables may evolve, we may see a time where people take a perfectly good limb, eye or ear and replace it with something synthetic because it gives them a skill that they haven’t had before. Perhaps it gives a solider infrared vision at night or a baseball pitcher a robotic arm that throws a perfect game.

These new capabilities will propel us into a new phase of human history -- this period of self-designed evolution. As the power of Internet of Everything technology merges with biology, we can create a self-evolving population. Let’s take a step back and look how this has developed over time.

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7 Deadly Sins of the Private Cloud

Private cloud products and services allow IT organizations to retain control of company data and technology spending by empowering them to deliver new services as quickly and easily as external cloud providers. Yet, for many businesses, the transition to private cloud is a bumpy one. From skipping up-front total cost of ownership analysis to overlooking the value of existing infrastructure, we’ve seen a common set of issues plague companies trying to implement private cloud solutions and have dubbed them the Seven Deadly Sins of Private Cloud:

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French ‘Flying Car’ Undergoes Testing for Special Forces

In “Live and Let Die,” a black-clad James Bond silently flies in the night in a black hang glider and lands on a mountain.

More than 40 years later, French special operations forces seek to do something similar, this time using a combination hang glider-dune buggy under development.

A prototype flying dune buggy designed for the military is going through tests at an air base, said Jerome Dauffy, chairman of Vaylon, a start-up company that developed the vehicle.

The need for a stealthy air transport was apparent in an attempted night rescue of a French secret service agent held hostage in Somalia in January 2013. Insurgents heard the French helicopters flying in and were armed and ready to thwart the mission.

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ADN Journal, Technical Papers

  • Embedded Processor Selection Using FPGA-based Profiling
    Fadi Obeidat* and Robert H. Klenke**
    * Intel Corporation, Austin, TX, USA
    ** Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA

    ADN Journal, Issue 2

    In embedded systems, modeling the performance of off-the-shelf processors is very important to enable the designer to estimate the capability of each candidate processor against the target application. Considering the large number of available embedded processors, the need has increased for building an infrastructure by which it is possible to estimate the performance of a given application on a certain processor with a minimum of time and resources. This paper presents the use a Xilinx MicroBlaze softcore processor ...

    Fadi Obeidat, Embedded Processor Selection...

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The Journal for
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The Application Developer News - ADN is a Journal for industrial and academic researchers, entrepreneurs, and developers. It offers peer-reviewed, rapid-decision publishing, focusing on commercial application development for heterogeneous, reconfigurable, embedded computing systems. The journal will be published monthly. Read the Editorial Message and more about the Scope.

Developer Newsletter is a weekly update of news for Developers of Heterogeneous Computing Systems. It is published on every Wednesday, distributed freely by email and is available on Application Developer News website .

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