[Beowulf] FPGA on Intel FSB

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Tue Apr 24 17:19:32 EDT 2007


On Tue, Apr 24, 2007 at 04:46:42PM -0400, Douglas Eadline wrote:

> Intel has just announced the ability to place a Xilinx Virtex-5
> FPGA's into to socket 771, 603,4 (Xeon) motherboard.
> It sits on the FSB and requires some digital glue (10% of the
> FPGA).  Makes for some interesting toys.

This isn't new in the sense that you've been able to buy similar
gizmos for Opteron for years, either plugging into a socket or on an
HTX board. But, if the Inquirer article is correct, it sounds like a
pretty good implementation, with a small interface core that can run
at nearly full speed on the FSB.

-- greg

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