[Beowulf] FPGA on Intel FSB

Kozin, I (Igor) i.kozin at dl.ac.uk
Wed Apr 25 06:17:19 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
> 

It's not clear to me how open Intel FSB has become but
Nallatech announced recently an agreement with Intel
to develop FSB FPGA modules and tools
http://www.nallatech.com/?node_id=1.5.11.1.1&id=146

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