The Last Programmer Standing will be holding an FPGA

In my article Computing Without Processors http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2011/8/114935-computing-without-processors/fulltext in the August edition of Communications of the ACM I advocate the deployment of heterogeneous computing technology to help address the ever pressing requirements we have for computing with reduced latency and reduced energy consumption. Significant challenges lie ahead for those that try to reign in the extreme…

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Reconfigurable Data Processing for Clouds

Along with Anil Madhavapeddy at the University of Cambridge I’ve been thinking about how to apply reconfigurable computing technology (for example FPGAs) in data-centres and in cloud computing systems. Reconfigurable computing for some time now has had the potential to make a huge impact on mainstream high performance computing. We will soon have a million…

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