In the last blog post we talked about the origin of the Xilinx Alveo accelerator cards. Almost one and a half years after introduction, the cards are beginning to penetrate the FPGA adapter marketplace. To that end, Accolade Technology has also embraced these cards as another vehicle to showcase our groundbreaking FPGA-based feature set such as flow shunting, deduplication and the like.
This doesn’t mean we will no longer produce our own hardware adapters or use some other third-party card beyond Xilinx. There are many reasons to work across different hardware, ranging from form factor to end-customer preference and everything in between. So, for the foreseeable future we will support a wide variety of different hardware and ultimately let our customers decide which they prefer.
At the end of the day, the reason hardware doesn’t make that much difference to Accolade is because at our core we develop FPGA-based intellectual property (IP) and it is this IP which makes our offerings unique. Of course, that IP has to run on some hardware; so based on the end-customer request we will deploy our IP on the hardware adapter of their choosing.
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