Nallatech, a leader in high-performance FPGA computing solutions, has announced at the Intel Developers Forum that it has signed an agreement with Intel to develop socket-based accelerator modules which support the Intel QuickAssist Technology accelerator strategy.
Nallatech is working with Intel and Xilinx to develop and deliver FSB FPGA accelerator modules and design tools to the advanced server market during 2007. These products are compatible with Intel’s new server platforms and utilise Xilinx’s 65nm Virtex-5 FPGA architecture.
As part of this relationship, Nallatech will deliver high level design tools conforming to the Intel
QuickAssist Technology Accelerator Abstraction Layer (AAL) enabling support for ANSI C based third party tool flows from both existing and new partners.
According to Nallatech, it is excited about the engagement with Intel as it allows it to bring more than a decade of experience in FPGA computing and match it with the rapidly increasing demand for accelerated processing capabilities by customers in the advanced server market.
The flexibility and performance of FPGAs coupled with high speed direct access to the server processors allows users to significantly accelerate the performance of computationally intensive algorithms, thus reducing compute time and power consumption.
According to Intel Corporation, Nallatech has extensive experience in building products that utilise FPGAs as accelerators and it is delighted to join with this industry innovator in developing solutions for Intel’s industry-leading acceleration platforms.
The combination of Nallatech’s FPGA computing expertise with Intel’s advanced server platforms, together with Intel’s shared cross market application knowledge will create a powerful solution for addressing demanding computing problems.