Accelize Blog

By Anonymous (not verified)
on 19 Oct 2018 5:05 PM

The datacenter industry engaged FPGAs over the last years. Microsoft Azure started its FPGA in 2011 and has been deploying at scale since 2015. Intel acquired Altera for $16B in 2016. Leading Cloud Service Providers like AWS, OVH, Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent and Huawei have been deploying FPGAs in 2017 and 2018, with more to come. Dell, EMC and Fujitsu also deployed FPGA-based servers in 2018. This opens a new world of opportunities to boost compute intensive application like video and image processing, data analytics, machine learning, security, financial, AI or genomics.

In this message we explain the issues IP core providers and FPGA solutions providers face to seize this datacenter opportunity, and we present a Digital Rights Management (DRM) platform to address these issues.

 

Deployment, monetization and ease of use challenges

When they contemplate the opportunity to deploy their solutions in datacenters, IP core providers and FPGA accelerator providers can be hesitant. Indeed, they need to:

 

A DRM platform for FPGAs

Many IP core providers and FPGA solution providers integrated the Accelize DRM platform to control the execution of their FPGA solutions deployed in datacenters. This platform enables them to

To do so, they integrated the DRM platform in 3 steps.

 

Then they published their DRM protected solutions on AccelStore, so that datacenter application developers can easily

 

The DRM platform can be tested in a few minutes by following the instructions on the DRM platform github. Ready-to-use DRM protected FPGA accelerators can also be tested by creating an AccelStore account.