Brian Durwood, Impulse Accelerated Technologies
From Wall Street to the military: Advances in FPGA switching technology and software-to-hardware development tools facilitate wire-speed data transmission
The ultra-low-latency demands of Wall Street's trading floors have sold software-to-hardware development tools and FPGAs' parallel processing capabilities into network switches, and these new integrated platforms have the military looking to buy.
Floating-point math is increasingly necessary for 10/10ths accuracy in high-performance computing. Because hardware resources are not infinite for most of us, an understanding of practical approaches such as using math.h library functions for floating-point designs on FPGAs becomes integral.