Organizations evaluating FPGAs for use in networking applications may believe that all FPGAs are created equal. However, there are many key differences that can have a major impact on a system design, including the power and cooling they require, the resources needed to support them, the physical space they consume, and more. As any networking professional knows, these design factors may seem inconsequential at first, but can have a serious impact on the bottom line when deployed in data center environments.
This white paper provides five key considerations for networking professionals evaluating FPGA platforms, including:
- A comparison of self-contained FPGA platforms versus discrete solutions that require integration
- Things to look for in terms of capacity, connectivity, and platform management
- How all of these factors can impact OPEX