MoSys Function Accelerator Platforms Scalable over Diverse Hardware Environments

October 4, 2019 Alix Paultre

MoSys introduced its Software Accelerator Product Line, which targets specific application functions and uses a MoSys common software interface to allow performance scalability over multiple hardware environments. This software-defined, hardware-accelerated platform architecture enables system designers to reuse internally developed software code using MoSys’ common software interface across multiple hardware environments.

The application-targeted Function Accelerator Platforms are hardware-agnostic and operate with or without a MoSys IC. The platforms can run on a CPU or FPGA that is not attached to a MoSys IC or an FPGA that is attached to a member of the MoSys Accelerator IC family, including the Bandwidth Engine or Programmable HyperSpeed Engine with in-memory compute capability.

Each Function Accelerator Platform will be comprised of a MoSys Virtual Accelerator Engine (VAE), which represents a range of software and firmware implementations of the same accelerator function (e.g., search, classification, etc.), employing a common application program interface (API), and, with FPGA versions, a common RTL interface, to allow platform solutions to easily achieve performance scaling. In addition, some function platforms will include support tools to facilitate both software and hardware design.

For more information, visit www.mosys.com.

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