Servers in the broadcast market are available in a different number of configurations. Common architectures include racks of CPUs often accelerated by GPUs and FPGAs. Intel® FPGAs and IP solutions can provide coprocessor functionality that can dramatically accelerate the execution of algorithms and applications, increasing throughput and reducing CPU power required. Furthermore, Intel FPGAs offer certain advantages over GPUs when it comes to perform CPU offloading. The performance per watt is dramatically reduced through the parallelism of FPGAs, the algorithm only needs to be optimized once and it is easily migratable to higher performance devices, and the flexible transceiver capabilities allow for the integration of complete solutions.

Learn how Intel’s OpenCL toolflow enables software engineers to program on FPGA without requiring a board.