Intel announced that it has started sampling to customers the Stratix 10 field programmable arrays. Claimed to be the industry’s first 14nm FPGAs, Stratix 10 incorporate features and functionality ideal to improve performance of data center and networking infrastructure systems.
Stratix 10 features Intel’s 14nm tri-gate process technology and a revolutionary new architecture called HyperFlex to meet the demands of high-end compute and data-intensive applications ranging from data centers, network infrastructure, cloud computing, and radar and imaging systems.
The increasing number of IoT devices are creating massive amounts of data that must be collected, rapidly processed and analyzed, and available from anywhere. The features and functionality of Stratix 10 address these needs of data centers and networking infrastructures, the firm noted.
The new FPGAs help these systems by offering higher computational capabilities, lower latency, greater flexibility and increased power efficiencies, Intel added.
“FPGAs are a critical part of Intel’s growth strategy, which is being fueled by the virtuous cycle of growth.” When speaking about Stratix 10 at IDF16, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich stated, “This thing is a beast,” referring to the incredible performance and density of Stratix 10.
The capabilities of the new FPGAs include:
- 2X the core performance and over 5X the density compared to the previous generation.
- Up to 70 percent lower power than Stratix V FPGAs for equivalent performance.
- Up to 10 TFLOPS of single-precision floating point DSP performance.
- Up to 1 TBps memory bandwidth with integrated High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) in-package.
- Embedded quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor.
Furthermore, with changing user’s system demands or hardware requirements, these FPGAs can be reconfigured in milliseconds to accelerate individual tasks, which can significantly improve system-level performance and power efficiency.
Samples of the Stratix 10 FPGAs are available to customers today. For further information, view the full Press release.