“High Performance Computing is the use of super computers and parallel processing techniques for solving complex computational problems”
HPC uses a “divide and conquer” approach that leverages a parallel-processing architecture, where very large analytical problems are parsed into many smaller processing jobs and run on individual nodes simultaneously
HPC is the engine that will power the new global digital economy
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Voyager engine one simplifies the development model for HPC applications.
It Provides access to low-cost, high-speed top of the line Micro FPGA for developers who can benefit (Parallelism/Pipelining) from moving certain long-running routines from S/W to H/W
And will Allow for hardware that can scale with the customer's needs.
Services like rescale.com, which hide the complexity of setting up HPC clusters behind an easy to use interface.
Engine one is fully-managed Acceleration-as-a-Service (AaaS): a service that will offer an AppEngine-like interface for developing applications, regardless of the underlying accelerator hardware being utilized, as well as enabling developers to integrate hardware acceleration with their systems.
Faced with exponential growth in computing requirements and the inability for CPU technology to keep pace, cloud and data center architectures are moving toward accelerated computing. Accelerators compliment CPU-based architectures and deliver both performance and power efficiency.
FPGAs can deliver 10x acceleration across a broad set of applications and are reconfigurable to provide an ideal fit for the changing workloads of the modern data center.
With acceleration capabilities, a full generation ahead of any other FPGA, Xilinx UltraScale™, and UltraScale+ FPGAs are empowering hardware and application developers in many of the world’s largest and most innovative cloud computing services.
Overall the EU industry provides c. 5% of the HPC resources worldwide, but consumes 29% of these resources
The current EU offer in HPC capacities does not satisfy the demand from the scientific and industrial communities
EU researchers and engineers turn to supercomputers outside the EU, especially the US, to obtain computing time to run their applications.
At $1.65/hr for the baseline configuration, FPGA Acceleration is expensive.
Equivalent On-Premises FPGA cost is expensive.(Tools + License)
Complicated process to set up as a sole company
During development and initial testing, a complete FPGA Instance is not required.
Cheap low-end FPGAs do not provide the same performance as a high-end FPGA. They also lack necessary high-speed interfaces (PCIe, Ethernet, DDR etc.)
These barriers to entry prevents small entrepreneurs from exploring FPGA based solutions during their bootstrap phase.