October 10, 2017
NAGASE Partners with Accelize Extending FPGA Acceleration-as-a-Service to Complex Data Analytics

 

October 10, 2017 - Tokyo, Japan and Aix-en-Provence, France –  NAGASE & CO., LTD., a developer of an unique search engine, and Accelize, an enabler of FPGA Acceleration-as-a-Service, today announced that NAGASE will make its Axonerve™ search IP core available through the QuickAlliance™ network. By becoming a QuickAlliance ecosystem partner, NAGASE joins a growing number of world-class IP providers that offer their IP cores via the Accelize platform for plug-and-play creation and configuration of FPGA accelerators. Through this partnership, NAGASE’s advanced content-oriented search technology will be available to the fast-growing community of Cloud FPGA users. Accelize will feature a demonstration of the combined benefit of the Axonerve high-performance search IP and the Accelize framework at OVH summit in Paris on October 17, 2017.

“Accelize is enabling a paradigm shift in how the Cloud industry leverages the benefits of FPGAs with its FPGA Acceleration-as-a-service solution,” said Kiyoshi Sato, General manager of NAGASE.  “By being part of the QuickAlliance ecosystem, a growing number of accelerator developers will be able to select, test and integrate our IP into FPGA accelerators without needing FPGA design expertise or costly, complex licensing arrangements. As a QuickAlliance partner, our IP can be easily  integrated into a wide range of designs for multiple Cloud Service Provider instances.  We can’t see a better way to tap into the huge opportunity that FPGAs in the cloud represents.”

The QuickAlliance program brings together leading providers of FPGA accelerators, IP cores and libraries, FPGA boards and platforms, and design services into one unified ecosystem. FPGA accelerator developers use QuickPlay to create and customize accelerators. QuickPlay enables software developers to combine highly optimized IP cores provided by the QuickAlliance members (such as the Axonerve search IP being announced today) with their own custom functions. These accelerators can then be deployed on premise or as a service on Cloud Service Providers’ instances. By delivering products within QuickStore, QuickAlliance members gain access to a wider community of developers with no up-front costs.

“As we continue to work to empower FPGA Acceleration-as-a-Service, we welcome NAGASE to our QuickAlliance ecosystem,” says Stephane Monboisset Director of Marketing and Business Development at Accelize. “Data Analytics will be a major pillar of FPGA acceleration in the Cloud, and it is essential for our customers to be able to have access to a wide range of high-value IP cores such as the Axonerve IP.”

IP providers interested in joining the QuickAlliance program should contact Accelize to understand how they can take part in this FPGA-as-a-service revolution.

 

About Axonerve

Axonerve is an IP core using pure, domestic proprietary algorithms and includes a wild card search function. It is suitable for applications such as networking, data mining, high-performance computing, and can perform search processing with high speed and low latency. For more information, visit us www.axonerve.com.

 

About Accelize

Accelize, a spinoff of PLDA Group, is focused on accelerating the adoption of FPGAs in the Cloud. With its QuickPlay software-defined FPGA development environment, QuickStore pay-per-use marketplace and QuickAlliance network of 3rd party accelerators and IP cores, Accelize is enabling FPGA Acceleration-as-a-service for Cloud Service Providers and developers looking to create, deploy, and monetize FPGA accelerators in IT infrastructures.  For more information, visit www.accelize.com

 

Accelize, QuickPlay, QuickStore, and QuickAlliance are trademarks of PLDA Group.

Tags: Search, IP, Nagase, Axonerve, QuickStore, QuickAlliance
May 09, 2017
Logic Fruit and Accelize Announce Strategic Partnership to deliver Next Gen IP cores

 

GURGAON, India - May 09, 2017 - Logic Fruit Technologies, one of the world’s foremost providers of Design Services & IPs Cores and Accelize, the leading accelerator content provider for FPGA Acceleration-as-a-Service have announced a new strategic partnership. The partnership will combine Logic Fruit’s expertise in Design Services, Video & Security IPs Cores with Accelize’s market leading Cloud workload FPGA acceleration technologies to deliver solutions for today’s increasingly data rich world.

Logic Fruit has joined Accelize’s QuickAlliance™ network, a group of world’s top high-quality IP providers and FPGA accelerator developers, offering their services through Accelize’s QuickStore® for plug-and-play configuration of FPGA accelerators. These accelerators are in turn available in various Cloud Service Providers marketplaces to be sold as a service to their end users. In addition to providing IP Cores, Logic Fruit will also develop such accelerators for Cloud Service Providers taking an important and active role in this FPGA Acceleration-as-a-Service major industry shift.

Sanjeev Kumar, CEO, Logic Fruit says,

We are very pleased to form a strategic partnership with Accelize. By combining Logic Fruit’s expertise in Design Services & IPs Cores, and with Accelize’s unique position to address Cloud Service Providers’ need to operate FPGA accelerators in cloud, we can define exciting new opportunities for digital led transformation and IP business model.

Jean-Yves Brena, CEO, Accelize commented,

As we enter a new era of Cloud Computing, the tidal wave of Acceleration of Cloud Services using FPGAs is coming upon the industry fast and Accelize is uniquely positioned to address it.

The partnership with Logic Fruit opens up great opportunities in the domain of FPGA Acceleration-as-a-Service (FAaaS), where Cloud Service Providers operate FPGA accelerators in the cloud to run compute-intensive tasks such as deep learning, big data analytics, database management, video processing and more.

IP providers and accelerator developers considering to make their products available to Cloud computing companies should contact Accelize and join the QuickAlliance program.

 

About Logic Fruit

Logic Fruit (India) is a world leader in Electronic Design Services (FPGA, ASIC, Board) as well as in Video Processing, Digital Protocols, IP Cores, Encryption and Communication Protocols. With two development centers at Gurgaon & Bangalore, India and corporate offices in New Delhi, India and San Francisco, US, Logic fruit has one of the industry’s best product portfolios and best-in-class support.

 

About Accelize

Spinoff of 20-year-old PLDA Group, Accelize aims to accelerate the adoption of FPGA-based reconfigurable hardware in IT infrastructures by streamlining the development and sale of FPGA accelerators with a unique, intuitive FPGA development flow and a business model that aligns with Could / data center needs. Its primary offerings, QuickPlay and QuickStore, are the result of years of research in the field of High-Level Design (HLD) and High-Level Synthesis (HLS) combined with the strong expertise in FPGA hardware and IP design.

Tags: QuickAlliance, FPGA Accelerator, QuickStore
March 30, 2017
Barco Silex Partners With Accelize, Enabling Encryption-as-a-Service and More for Cloud Service Providers

 

Louvain‐la‐Neuve, Belgium ‐‐ March 30, 2017 ‐‐ Barco Silex, world-leading provider of security IP cores for FPGAs and ASICs, today announces a partnership with Accelize, the leading enabler of FPGA Acceleration-as-a-Service.  Barco Silex enters the QuickAlliance™ ecosystem, joining a growing number of world-class IP providers that offer their IP cores through Accelize’s platform for plug-and-play configuration of FPGA accelerators. In addition, Barco Silex and Accelize will partner to enable high-quality cloud-based encryption services leveraging Barco Silex’ acclaimed encryption cores.

Accelize brings a paradigm shift to the FPGA and Cloud industry with its QuickPlay® & QuickStore® products, and by nurturing an Ecosystem of IP providers and FPGA accelerator developers, who can sell their products through QuickStore in a pay per use manner (i.e. with no high upfront costs, unlike the traditional IP business model). FPGA accelerator developers use QuickPlay to create and customize such accelerators seamlessly and efficiently regardless of their FPGA expertise. For this, they combine highly optimized IP cores – from a growing catalog of FPGA IP cores provided by the QuickAlliance members – with their own custom functions written in C/C++. These accelerators can then be deployed on premise or as a service on Cloud Service Providers’ instances. The pool of available functionality will now also include IP cores from Barco Silex, beginning with encryption, but soon to include other security functions and video processing. Barco Silex thereby joins the growing number of providers of high-quality IP cores in the QuickAlliance Ecosystem.

“The tidal wave of Acceleration of Cloud Services using FPGAs is coming upon the industry fast and Accelize is uniquely positioned to address it.” says Stephane Monboisset Director of Marketing and Business Development at Accelize. “Barco Silex is known worldwide for the quality of its security and video IP cores, and having Barco Silex join Accelize on this journey not only enables Accelize to address the growing demand for security solutions, but also plays as testimony to the quality of the ecosystem that we are building with the QuickAlliance.”

The partnership opens up great opportunities in the domain of FPGA Acceleration-as-a-Service (FAaaS), where Cloud Service Providers operate FPGA accelerators in the cloud to run compute-intensive tasks such as deep learning, big data analytics, database management, video processing and more. The OVH group, e.g., already offers FAaaS on its RunAbove servers, with FPGA accelerators that can be configured using the Accelize framework. Cloud users have the choice between a number of pre-built Accelerators, or they can build their own using QuickPlay and QuickStore. With the partnership between Barco Silex and Accelize, they can now also configure and set up Encryption-as-a-Service (EaaS). The encryption will be initially based upon the acclaimed AES GCM IP of Barco Silex, providing authenticated encryption at speeds of up to 100Gbps with very low latency.

Thierry Watteyne, CEO of Barco Silex says that his company is really excited by the partnership with Accelize: “QuickPlay makes it easy for companies, even if they have little or no FPGA experience, to integrate our IP blocks into their FPGA designs, strongly extending the reach of our IP cores. But on top, this partnership brings us squarely into the promising world of cloud-based FPGA services, where our IP can be run and monetized as a service. This is a true paradigm shift in the IP business model and thus a significant opportunity for us.”

Accelize welcomes IP providers to join the QuickAlliance ecosystem, to provide the most comprehensive high quality IP offering, and take part into the revolution that Cloud computing represents for the FPGA industry.

About Barco Silex

Barco Silex (Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium) is a world leader in security IP cores and platforms, encryption and video processing, as well as in electronic design services (ASIC, FPGA, DSP, Board). Thanks to its continued stream of innovations, Barco Silex provides state-of-the-art security solutions, with security platforms and encryption cores that deliver unrivaled speed and performance in a very compact footprint. Barco Silex is a subsidiary of Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR), the global leader in networked visualization products for the entertainment, enterprise and healthcare markets. For more information about Barco Silex: www.barco-silex.com

About Accelize

Spinoff of 20-year-old PLDA Group, Accelize aims to accelerate the adoption of FPGA-based reconfigurable hardware in IT infrastructures by streamlining the development and sale of FPGA accelerators with a unique, intuitive FPGA development flow and a business model that aligns with Could / data center needs. Its primary offerings, QuickPlay and QuickStore, are the result of years of research in the field of High-Level Design (HLD) and High-Level Synthesis (HLS) combined with the strong expertise in FPGA hardware and IP design. For more information, see www.accelize.com.

Tags: Encryption, AES, Barco Silex, Silex Inside, QuickAlliance
March 14, 2017
OVH and Accelize Partner to Deliver FPGA Acceleration-as-a-Service through OVH RunAbove Lab

 

The OVH FPGA Server combined with the Accelize QuickPlay/QuickStore solution makes the use and programming of cloud-based FPGA Accelerators easier than ever before

March 14th, 2017 – Paris, France – OVH and Accelize today announced that they have entered into a partnership to better enable OVH’s cloud customers to leverage the processing capabilities of FPGAs in the form of FPGA Acceleration-as-a-Service.

OVH first launched its FPGA server offering in summer 2016 as part of the RunAbove Lab, enabling users to evaluate FPGA capabilities by renting a dedicated FPGA Server where they can program and test their own FPGA designs. The partnership with Accelize now enables OVH users to operate pre-built FPGA accelerators on the RunAbove FPGA servers. These users can also customize these accelerators or create new ones, using the QuickPlay®/QuickStore® solution from Accelize, regardless of their FPGA expertise.

 “We see 2017 as the year of the FPGA in data centers, and we know that many of our customers are interested in these devices and the acceleration capability they bring,” said Germain Masse, technical director for OVH. “However, we also know from experience that developing FPGA accelerators is a challenging task for many who would like to use them. Accelize’s offering addresses this perfectly with a complete, high-level tool flow for development plus an ecosystem of experienced developers who can offer pre-built accelerators to our customers.”

Accelize provides the pre-built accelerators for the RunAbove cloud server in cooperation with its QuickAlliance™ ecosystem partners. The current partners—CAST Inc., Barco Silex, and Logic Fruit—provide the hardware libraries (IP blocks) needed to create these ready-to-use accelerators that are ideal for data centers, including GZIP Compression, GUNZIP decompression, and AES Encryption. RunAbove users can easily launch these FPGA accelerators to immediately evaluate the benefits of FPGA Acceleration. Additional accelerators developed by new QuickAlliance partners will be available shortly.

Developers who have the application knowledge but not necessarily the FPGA expertise can now create efficient and tailored FPGA Accelerators by seamlessly combining proven design library functions (IP blocks) – from a growing catalog of third party providers –  with their own specific logic functions defined using C/C++ code. They can in turn offer their newly developed accelerators for sale on the QuickStore marketplace with a business model that matches the Cloud computing as-a-Service model. 

“This exciting joint offering goes beyond FPGA evaluation to actually put custom FPGA development within reach of many more OVH customers,” said Jean-Yves Brena, COO at Accelize. “It also paves the way for how FPGAs will be used effectively in the Cloud, with a pool of FPGA accelerator developers creating and maintaining a large selection of ready-to-use accelerators that Cloud Service providers such as OVH can sell as a service.”

Cloud users seeking to evaluate FPGA acceleration can rent a so-equipped FPGA Server from OVHRunAbove and immediately evaluate the pre-built accelerators loaded on that server. They can then implement and test their own FPGA accelerator ideas by getting a QuickPlay subscription and using its complete, end-to-end, software defined tool flow to target the FPGA server, all without having any prior FPGA design expertise.

IP providers and accelerator developers looking to make their products available in a Cloud computing environment should contact Accelize and join the QuickAlliance program.

For more information about the joint OVH-Accelize offering please go to: https://www.accelize.com/ovh-runabove

For more information about the FPGA Server accessible through RunAbove go to: https://www.runabove.com/labs/FPGAAccelize

 

About OVH

Founded in 1999, the OVH group innovates at the heart of the Internet, data centers (260,000 physical servers) and network (more than 10 Gbps bandwith capacity). As a result, today it is a major player in the European cloud market. Through its brands, OVH.com, So you start, RunAbove, and hubiC, the OVH group offers tools and solutions that are simple yet powerful, revolutionizing the way its 1,000,0000 worldwide customers work. Its credo is technology must serve business. Respect for the individual, freedom, and equal opportunity to access new technologies have always been and will be strong commitments of the company.

 

About Accelize

Spinoff of 20-year-old PLDA Group, Accelize aims to accelerate the adoption of FPGA-based reconfigurable hardware in IT infrastructures by streamlining the development and sale of FPGA accelerators with a unique, intuitive FPGA development flow and a business model that aligns with Could / data center needs. Its primary offerings, QuickPlay and QuickStore, are the result of years of research in the field of High-Level Design (HLD) and High-Level Synthesis (HLS) combined with the strong expertise in FPGA hardware and IP design. See www.accelize.com and follow @accelize on Twitter for more information.

 

Accelize, QuickPlay, and QuickStore are trademarks of PLDA Group.

RunAbove is a trademark of OVH.
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Tags: OVH, Run Above, FPGA-as-a-Service, CAST, Barco Silex, Silex Inside, Logic Fruit, FPGA, Cloud, Accelize, QuickStore, QuickPlay, QuickAlliance
December 15, 2016
PLDA Group Spins Off its QuickPlay FPGA Accelerator Technology into the Newly Formed Accelize

 

Growing adoption of the QuickPlay and QuickStore platforms are driving the creation of a dedicated structure to further support and accelerate the deployment of FPGA accelerators in data centers

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 15, 2016 - PLDA Group today announced the next step in its quest to make the hardware acceleration capabilities of FPGAs available to more developers: the spin-off of its QuickPlay® and QuickStore™ activities into a newly formed Accelize™ organization.

Accelize is dedicated to developing, marketing, and supporting technologies that make FPGA accelerator boards and appliances easier to acquire, build, and use. Accelize benefits from significant initial staffing—operating in offices in the USA and Europe—and today launched a new website for it at www.accelize.com.

QuickPlay has proven itself as an effective, high-level, graphical and C/C++ tool by which software engineers can implement data flow applications in FPGA boards efficiently with no hardware design expertise. It is used in conjunction with QuickStore, a collaborative online store offering both IP blocks for integration via QuickPlay, and ready-to-use FPGA accelerators already implemented for specific hardware platforms.

After generating positive market feedback and early customer successes, we’re ready to push this advanced technology even further,

said Arnaud Schleich, chief executive officer of PLDA Group.

FPGA accelerators are gaining momentum as key solutions for improving computing performance while reducing data center energy loads, yet they remain challenging to develop or even source. Accelize solves both problems.

Accelize accelerators exploit the massive parallel processing capability of FPGAs, and have been proven to significantly reduce the burden on CPUs for compute-intensive workloads in data centers and for cloud-based computing. Applications to date include data compression, encryption and cryptography, deep learning, and image and video processing.

Several IP blocks and accelerators are available in the Accelize QuickStore. This offering is expanding rapidly thanks to the contribution of the third-party companies part of the growing QuickAlliance partnership program.

More information about Accelize can be found on www.accelize.com or by contacting the Accelize team at info@accelize.com. Accelize, QuickPlay, and QuickStore are trademarks of PLDA Group.

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Tags: Accelize, QuickPlay, QuickStore, QuickAlliance, FPGA, Cloud, PLDA, PLDA Group
June 22, 2016
Adeas, ALSE, Auviz Systems, CAST, Concurrent EDA, Crucial IP, Enyx and Image Matters join the QuickAlliance Ecosystem

 

 

Market leaders are joining PLDA GROUP in its journey to reduce the barriers to FPGA adoption by seamlessly delivering their IP solutions to the fast growing community of QuickPlay users.

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 22nd, 2016 - PLDA GROUP is proud to welcome Adeas, ALSE, Auviz Systems, CAST, Concurrent EDA, Crucial IP, Enyx and Image Matters to its QuickAlliance Ecosystem. By making their IP, design services expertise and FPGA platforms available for QuickPlay designs, the QuickAlliance partners enrich the QuickPlay offering, further reducing the barriers to FPGA adoption.

The ease of use and efficiency of QuickPlay makes it an ideal tool for numerous applications, and addressing these markets would not be possible without a comprehensive ecosystem of partners offering their IP into QuickStore,

said Arnaud Schleich, President and CEO of PLDA GROUP.

We are proud and honored to see these high quality IP vendors and design houses joining the QuickAlliance and embarking on this journey to reduce the barriers to FPGA adoption with us.

 

QuickPlay users are now able to use high value IP for encryption, compression, network protocol offload, video and image processing, to quickly and intuitively develop their data center, video, imaging and networking applications on the FPGA platforms supported by QuickPlay.

As Enyx started many years ago working jointly with PLDA Group to offer TCP and UDP offload engines as RTL IP Cores, we have been excited, from the beginning of QuickPlay's development, to see our network technologies integrated to the platform,

said Arnaud Derasse, CEO of Enyx.

Being part of the QuickAlliance makes seamlessly available our high quality network-enabled solutions to many more users than possible before.

The QuickStore and QuickPlay combination benefits both IP vendors and designers of FPGA-enabled applications as they put these IP at reach of users with limited hardware expertise or for which the traditional upfront costs associated with RTL hardware development cycles are a barrier to creativity and adoption.

We are excited about the QuickStore because it enables rapid integration of Concurrent EDA's high-performance IP,

Said Dr. Ray Hoare, CEO, Concurrent EDA.

Rather than paying the high cost of unlimited usage, QuickStore enables low-volume licensing of IP at a fraction of the cost and therefore making our IP available to a larger number of potential users.

 

The Quality of our IP have always generated a lot of request from a large amount of potential FPGA users to integrate our IP in their systems,

said Nikos Zervas CEO of CAST Inc.

While we have been challenged to address such high demand, QuickStore brings to us the opportunity to expand the reach of our IP and enable a much larger number of customers to benefit from it. In addition, QuickPlay also offers a great way for us to demonstrate and build applications around our IP.

 

We’ve spent years developing a portfolio of IP cores with outstanding image quality to address the needs of the video and broadcast industry,

said Steve Selby Partner at Crucial IP.

QuickStore and QuickPlay bring us a unique platform to connect to all potential users and deliver our IP widely and efficiently, thereby increasing sales.

 

Beyond the affordability of IP in QuickStore, QuickPlay users also benefit from the plug and play nature of QuickPlay enabling them to quickly and effortlessly integrate these IP in their designs. For IP vendors, by leveraging industry standards such as AXI-4 and IP-XACT, the integration of IP into QuickStore is effortless and contributes to the fast growing number of supported IP.

FPGA High Level Design is an appealing concept that generates a lot of interest among many of our existing and potential customers, but as always, the devil is in the details,

said Nagesh Gupta, CEO of Auviz Systems.

With QuickPlay not only were we impressed by the ease of use for our customers but also by the ease of integration of our IP within QuickStore which is an important business element for us.

 

Should QuickPlay users need extra assistance during the design phase, extract the maximum performance from the design through tailored HDL development they can turn to design services experts. Design services experts can also leverage their expertise in building complete FPGA systems by offering their designs to QuickStore customers in the form of ready to use Applications, generating a new source of revenue.

FPGA design has been growing increasingly more complicated over the years and we’ve seen quite a few companies turn to us for help on their designs or even give up on their FPGA projects altogether,

said Antoine Wijlaars, Managing Director of Adeas.

QuickPlay is great in the way it opens up efficient FPGA design to a much larger community of developers than ever before, and as there will always be a few people who will want to optimize their system to the max, we will be there to help them do just that.

 

As a design house, our developments have generated numerous high quality HDL blocks for FPGA, but it has always been a challenge for us to make them available as IP to customers world-wide,

said Bertrand Cuzeau, CEO of ALSE.

Moreover, customers face another challenge for integrating complex IP in modern FPGAs, boards and projects. QuickPlay and QuickStore address this with an innovative approach, and offers us a platform to make our work, IP cores and design services, easily available to a wide range of customers and expand our market.
 

QuickPlay and QuickStore represent a paradigm shift in accessibility of FPGA technology to a larger audience of developers. PLDA GROUP invites interested IP vendors and design houses to join the QuickAlliance ecosystem and contribute to the dissemination of FPGA technology. FPGA board vendors who wish to get their FPGA platform supported in QuickPlay can contact the QuickAlliance team at alliance@quickplay.io.

All trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.

Tags: ADEAS, Auviz Systems, ALSE, Concurrent EDA, Enyx, CAST, Crucail IP, partnership, alliance, QuickPlay, QuickStore, QuickAlliance