This article is taken from DATA PROCESSING TESTS BY NTT DATA SUGGEST THAT AN INTEL® FPGA PAC CAN FILTER, AGGREGATE, SORT, AND CONVERT FILES 4X FASTER THAN SOFTWARE ALONE from Intel
Nearly 80% of total data processing time is spent on tasks such as filtering, aggregation, sorting, and format conversion. NTT Data conducted proof-of-concept tests aimed at improving data processing performance for these tasks. The tests employed an Intel® FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card (Intel® FPGA PAC) to process Linux audit logs, resulting in processing speeds more than four times faster than the same processing done in exclusively in software.
Two factors drove this exercise:
- The advent of Intel FPGA PACs and other associated technologies have now made it far easier for companies to incorporate FPGAs as processing elements in data center servers.
- HLS technology—which enables engineers to use programming languages with C-like syntaxes for application development targeting FPGAs—makes it easier for software engineers to develop applications that target FPGAs.
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