In the last five years there has been unprecedented traction for FPGAs to accelerate a wide range of enterprise and research applications in areas as diverse as genomics, AI inference, large-scale business analytics, in-house EDA, and video transcoding, among others.
Our strong momentum in the data center and with China’s leading server vendors continues with Huawei‘s recent announcement of its FusionServer Pro series servers, the new intelligent servers, in Beijing on April 3.
Today in China, we were honored to host 1,280 developers, customers and partners at XDF Beijing – the second Xilinx Developer Forum (XDF) for 2018. At the event, our CEO, Victor Peng, gave a keynote where we officially launched Versal and Alveo in China, but in addition, executives from three of China’s most influential companies – Huawei, Alibaba and Inspur, took to the stage to disclose how they are leveraging Xilinx technology to improve and accelerate key data center workloads, like AI inference.
With the continuing advance of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and other drivers of computing demand, enterprises managing huge exabyte-scale data centers need to move more and more data faster and faster. One secret to handling that traffic growth is to bring new data acceleration capabilities closer to the data itself.
That’s the concept advanced by Manish Muthal, the Vice President of Data Center Marketing here at Xilinx, in a keynote address he delivered Aug. 8 at the2018 Flash Memory Summitheld at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley.