The new accelerator is intended to target computing-intensive markets, such as streaming analytics, media transcoding, and network security. The high-performance Intel FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card (Intel FPGA PAC) D5005 offers more logic, memory and networking capability than previous PACs. It has been qualified in the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 server, providing a higher performance option than Intel’s earlier PAC built on the Intel Arria 10 GX FPGA.
Intel FPGA PAC D5005 acceleration card is based on an Intel Stratix 10 SX FPGA. It provides high-performance inline and lookaside workload acceleration to servers based on Intel Xeon Scalable processors using the Intel Acceleration Stack.
HPE is the first server OEM to announce pre-qualification of the Intel FPGA PAC D5005 accelerator card. Other server vendors are currently qualifying the PAC D5005.
Initial workloads specifically developed for the Intel FPGA PAC D5005 accelerator card include:
• AI (speech-to-text translation) from Myrtle*
• Network security from Algo-Logic*
• Image transcoding from CTAccel*
• Video transcoding from IBEX*
Compared to the Intel PAC with Intel Arria 10 GX FPGA, Intel FPGA PAC D5005 features more resources, including triple the amount of programmable logic, up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory (4x increase) and faster Ethernet ports (two 100GE ports versus one 40GE port). With a smaller physical and power footprint, the Intel PAC with Intel Arria 10 GX FPGA is intended for a broader range of servers.