ENP Newswire -
Release date- 17062014 -
Altera's field programmable gate arrays accelerate the processing of large amounts of data on servers, which helps address big data challenges and massive distributed workloads.
'The performance requirements for today's large data center workloads are outstripping what general-purpose servers can provide, so we ran a pilot using Altera technology to deliver more acceleration than software running on servers alone,' said
'We set a performance target that would be a significant throughput gain, while simultaneously permitting more advanced search ranking models to be run. Compared to a pure software implementation, our reconfigurable acceleration fabric permitted a 90 percent improvement in throughput at each ranking server, with great system stability.
Distributed reconfigurable fabrics have the potential to be a viable path forward as server performance increases continue to level off and will be crucial at the end of Moore's Law for continued cost and capability improvements.
Based on the results, Bing plans to roll out FPGA-accelerated servers to process customer searches in one of its data centers starting in early 2015.
FPGAs Enable the
Altera's view of the software defined data center is that programmable logic, and FPGAs, in particular, are helping drive the transformation of the modern data center. Data centers are increasingly addressing challenging big data analytics and HPC requirements with tight coupling and sharing of computing, networking, and storage resources. A data center's infrastructure can be virtualized and delivered as a service over commodity servers.
This kind of data center provides greater business agility, and its complexity can be managed as it scales. The software defined data center will offer software defined allocation and prioritization of virtualized computing, networking, and storage resources. Altera is bringing to the market silicon technologies of its own and with partners to address these challenges.
Altera's software defined data center technology offerings are based on the company's high performance Stratix V and Arria 10 FPGAs, and next-generation
'Altera FPGAs help
Altera programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs, ASICs and complementary technologies, such as power management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide.
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