Squirrels Research Labs Releases HBM2-based FPGA Acceleration Solutions for Blockchain

May 14, 2019 Brandon Lewis

NORTH CANTON, OH. Squirrels Research Labs has released a family of blockchain acceleration hardware based on Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ VU33P and VU35P FPGAs and HBM2 memory. The company states that HBM2 technology permits the FPGA accelerators to perform memory-bound computing tasks much more quickly than existing technology while also consuming less power than external DRAM.

In addition to blockchain and cryptocurrency mining, the accelerators also target data center compute workloads such as video processing, database acceleration, and machine learning. As opposed to ASICs, the flexibility of the FPGA-based accelerators makes them resistant to algorithm change.

For more information visit http://squirrelsresearch.com.

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Brandon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for guiding the property's content strategy, editorial direction, and engineering community engagement, which includes IoT Design, Automotive Embedded Systems, the Power Page, Industrial AI & Machine Learning, and other publications. As an experienced technical journalist, editor, and reporter with an aptitude for identifying key technologies, products, and market trends in the embedded technology sector, he enjoys covering topics that range from development kits and tools to cyber security and technology business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached by email at brandon.lewis@opensysmedia.com.

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