Intel has started sampling to customers Stratix 10 field programmable arrays, the industry’s first 14nm FPGA.
Stratix 10 combines the benefits of Intel’s 14nm tri-gate process technology with a revolutionary new architecture called HyperFlex to uniquely meet the performance demands of high-end compute and data-intensive applications ranging from data centers, network infrastructure, cloud computing, and radar and imaging systems.
The features and functionality of Stratix 10 will revolutionize the performance of data centers and networking infrastructures, which must be able to support the rapidly growing number of devices coming online as the Internet of Things explodes by the end of the decade.
Claimed benefits over the last generation of Stratix are:
- 2x core performance
- 5x the density
- Up to 70% lower power than Stratix V (equivalent performance)
- Up to 10 TFlops single-precision floating point DSP
- Up to 1 Tbit/s memory bandwidth with integrated HBM2 (high-bandwidth memory) in-package
- Quad-core 64bit ARM Cortex-A53
The firm sees Stratix 10 as accelerator hardware for data centres and networking.
“As a user’s system demands or hardware requirements change, the FPGA can be reconfigured in milliseconds to accelerate individual tasks,” said Intel.