Date:18th Nov 2011
Stratix IV FPGAs inside CHREC designed
Altera Corporation has announced that the Center for High-Performance
Reconfigurable Computing (CHREC) has selected the Altera's
Stratix IV FPGAs for its latest update to the Novo-G supercomputer.
Altera says Stratix IV devices enabled CHREC to increase
the system memory and acceleration of the supercomputer
by two times. CHREC was able to realize a greater performance-to-cost
ratio with modest increases in size, power and cooling-a
feat rarely achieved in conventional supercomputer upgrades.
"CHREC chose Altera Stratix IV FPGAs to provide our
international team of academic researchers with a faster
and more efficient platform for testing applications and
tools that showcase the advantages of reconfigurable computing
on a large scale," said Dr. Alan George, professor
of ECE at the University of Florida and CHREC director.
"Altera's devices uniquely provided the performance,
scalability, power and cooling advantages we needed, as
well as the ability to combine the versatility, flexibility
and efficiency of a general-purpose processor."
"In the information age, the need for algorithm acceleration
for processing data is growing exponentially. The Stratix
IV FPGAs in CHREC's Novo-G system are allowing academic
research teams to double the FPGA logic and attached memory
within the same data center space," said David Gamba,
director of the computer applications business unit at Altera.
"Altera is proud to be sponsoring the innovative research
being done by CHREC and the Novo-G members."