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The third wave

Computing infrastructure in the data center has evolved in three waves.

1
CPUs

The first wave started with cloud computing using general purpose CPUs enabled by the rise of hyper-scale cloud service providers.

2
GPUs

The second wave is driven by GPUs for the computing needs of deep learning training.

3
FPGAs

The third wave is led by FPGAs to support real-time streaming analytics with machine learning/deep learning algorithms.

Why FPGA acceleration?

FPGAs provide a reconfigurable sea of hardware gates on which one can:

  • Design a custom hardware accelerator with direct I/O connectivity and low latency
  • Deploy it for a single application to deliver increased performance efficiencies
  • Quickly reconfigure the device as a new accelerator for a different application

Megh Computing is driving the 3rd wave in the Data Center with our FPGA accelerated platform.

Basic FPGA components

The Megh Platform

Megh Computing provides a platform for accelerating real-time analytics using Spark Streaming and other frameworks. The solution enables seamless acceleration of applications that process streams with machine learning and deep learning algorithms to extract value from data as it is moving.

The Megh Platform supports both in-line processing of streaming data and offloading of machine learning and deep learning libraries with FPGAs.

Megh's Deep Learning Engine

The platform includes our Deep Learning Engine (DLE), the best-in-class inference engine for implementing various deep learning models.

  • Seamless multi-stage model support on single and across multiple FPGAs.
  • Native mixed precision support on a layer-by-layer basis, giving fine-grained control of model accuracy and performance.
  • Optimized for batch size = 1 data ingest and allows for both inline real-time and offload workloads.
  • Easy end-user customization using DLE Compiler.
  • Scalable architecture to meet end-user throughput and FPGA area requirements.

Learn more about DLE.

See blog posts about DLE.

Applications

The Megh Platform supports various real-time streaming analytics applications with video, text, and speech inputs.

Our first vertical is Video Analytics Solution.

See blog posts about applications.

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